Post-primary history students at junior and senior level are invited to enter our Treaty Debates Research Project Competition.
Students are invited to carry out a research project on one or more of the Members of the second Dáil Éireann who were involved in the Debates on the Treaty, which took place from 14 December 1921 to 7 January 1922. The closing date for the receipt of entries is 15 October 2021.
The competition is part of our programme to mark the centenary of the debates and vote on the Anglo-Irish Treaty in 1921-22.
Full information about the competition
Carry out a research project on one or more of the Members of the second Dáil Éireann who were involved in the Debates on the Treaty, which took place from 14 December 1921 to 7 January 1922.
- Entries can be in English or Irish.
- Entries must be from individual students.
- The maximum word count is 1,500 words. References are not included in the word count.
Irish language entries and those which have a family, local or regional theme are especially welcome.
Submissions can be in any format such as Word, narrated Powerpoint, Adobe Spark, video etc.
The maximum word count of 1,500 words applies to all formats.
Audio-visual submissions should be no more than 2GB in size.
Prizes will be awarded for the best Junior Cycle (1st to 3rd year) and Senior Cycle (TY, 5th and 6th year) entry from each of five regions:
- Rest of Leinster
We will also award the following:
- Overall prize for the best project
- Special award for the project which makes best use of the Oireachtas website to research the debates and individual Members
The winning entries will be announced on 14 December 2021.
Successful students from each region and category will be invited to present their research in Leinster House (subject to public health guidance) before the end of the school year. If this is not possible the event will be online.
- How to enter
Email your entry to the parliamentary education officer by Friday, 15 October 1921.
If your entry is too large to be emailed, you can share it via software such as OneDrive, Google Drive or WeTransfer.
Get started on your research project with these useful links.
Free State or Republic? Pen pictures of the historic treaty session of Dáil Éireann
Houses of the Oireachtas
Parliamentary education officer