WSHREC’s annual Holocaust writing, art, and digital media contest is open and accepting entries. Submit entries November 2013 – April 25, 2014.
Contest is open to students in grades 5-12 in the Pacific Northwest (Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Alaska). Winners will be awarded at a community program in Seattle in June 2014.
THEMES: 1. Children; 2. Rescue; 3. Resistance; 4. Liberation; 5. Refugees
WRITING: Choose a theme (above) and write about a real person, event or story that inspires you. Why did you choose this particular person/event/story? What can you do to make a difference? (Writing can be poetry, play, prose, or essay, 2000 words or less.)
ART: Choose a theme (above). Select a real person, event or story that inspires you and create an art piece. Include an “artist’s statement” not more than 100 words describing your theme/inspiration and any particulars of your art piece.
DIGITAL MEDIA: Choose a theme (above). Select a real person, event or story that inspires you. Create a short video (3 minutes or less). Video may be artistic, musical, imagery, PowerPoint, etc. Do not use copyright images without permission.
- Prizes: Amazon gift cards will be awarded to the top entries in each category. Winning entries will be displayed at the Holocaust Center, at events, and in publications throughout the year.
- Award Ceremony: Winners will be awarded at a community program Sunday, June 8, 2014 in Seattle.
- Judging: Entries are reviewed by a panel of judges – educators, artists, and authors.
To learn more about the contest, obtain resources for your work, see the judging criteria and past winners, visit WSERC at http://www.wsherc.org/education/writing-art-contest