WSJHS Art and Writing contest for students.

Jacob Friedman
HOLOCAUST WRITING & ART CONTEST 2013

Contest is open to students in grades 5-12 in the Pacific Northwest (Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Alaska).
Submit entries October 1, 2012 – April 19, 2013.
Winners will be awarded at a community program in Seattle on June 2, 2013.

Contest Flyer (with guidelines and details)
Submission Form (required for each entry)

THEMES: 1. Children; 2. Rescue; 3. Resistance; 4. Liberation; 5. Refugees

WRITING
Choose one of the above themes. Describe a real story, event, or person connected to the Holocaust that relates to your theme. Why did you choose this story, event, or person? What did you learn from this story, event, or person? (Writing can be poetry, prose, a play, or essay, 2000 words or less.)

ART
Select one of the above themes. Choose a real story, event, or person connected to the Holocaust that inspires you and create an art piece. Include an “artist’s statement,” not more than 100 words.

DIGITAL MEDIA
Select one of the above themes. Choose a real story, event or person connected to the Holocaust that inspires you and create a short video (3 minutes or less). Video may be artistic, musical, imagery, PowerPoint, etc. Do not use copyright images without permission. Hints for digital media submissions!

Guidelines
•Submission forms – Each entry must have a submission form attached. If emailing entry, you must iclude a submission form either attached or in the body of your email.
•Deadline: Entries accepted October 1, 2012 through April 19, 2013. Early submissions encouraged.
•Eligibility: Open to students in grades 5-12 in WA, OR, ID, and AK. A student may enter all categories, but each student can only win in one category.
•Categories: Writing, Art, and Digital Media. Each of these categories is subdivided by grade – 5th/6th grade; 7th/8th grade; 9th-12th grade.
•Prizes: Amazon gift cards will be awarded to the top entries in each category.
•Award Ceremony: Winners will be awarded at a community program June 2 in Seattle.
•Judging: Entries are reviewed by a panel of judges – educators, artists, and authors. See what the judges are looking for and view previous winners online.
•To Enter (choose one): 1. EMAIL your entry in either a Word doc or PDF with submission form to ilanak@wsherc.org. Subject line: Writing/Art Contest Entry. 2. MAIL your entry to: Holocaust Center, Attn. Writing/Art Contest, 2031 Third Ave., Seattle, WA 98121. 3. DELIVER – Schedule a time to drop off the entry by emailing admin@wsherc.org or call 206-774-2201.

If you want your entry returned, please enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope. • Each entry must represent the independent effort of the writer/artist. • Entries that do not follow the guidelines, or that do not include a completed submission form, will be disqualified. • Art entries that depict large swastikas will not be selected. • Entries will become the property of the Holocaust Center. The Center reserves the right to publish and/or display all work.

Suggested Resources:

With My Own Eyes: Holocaust. Genocide. Today. (DVD) – Request a free copy or watch online – http://www.wsherc.org/teaching/withmyowneyes.

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