Irish History Contest

2022 -2023 National LAOH Irish History Writing Contest

The topic for 2022-2023 Irish History Contest for Level 1 and Level 2:

TOPIC: The Life and History of Bram Stoker and the Castle Dracula, Dublin, Ireland.

Castle Dracula in Dublin is one of Ireland’s newer tourist attractions; discuss the man, Bram Stoker behind one of the world’s most well know horror classics, Dracula. Who was Bram Stoker? Where did he get the ideas for his novel, Dracula? Did growing up in Ireland influence his writing? Are vampires Irish? Did Irish folklore effect his creative ideas? What was the legacy of Bram Stoker’s Dracula’s? Is the novel Dracula still influencing the imagination over one hundred years after Bram Stoker’s death? This contest is on the history and legacy of Bram Stroker and his novel Dracula not the “Castle Experience.”

The DEADLINE for student submissions is November 15,2022. No submissions will be accepted after the deadline date. All submissions must be submitted to the LAOH Division Irish Historian. (Submitted to your local LAOH Division historian).

Entries are judged at the Division Level and then a select number will be forwarded to the higher levels (County & State, if applicable) to be judged. Prizes are determined at each Level. 

Entries being judged at the LAOH National Level will be eligible for the following monetary awards: Level 1: Grades 6-8 – 1st Place $500 and 2nd Place $250 

Level 2: Grades 9-12 – 1st Place $1,000 and 2nd Place $500 

Final winners on the National level will be announced by March 31, 2023.

Here is the website for more information about the Irish History Contest: