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Writing/Art Contest

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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.

The Holocaust Writing, Art, and Digital Media Contest supports common core standards, encourages students to use primary sources, and challenges students to connect history to current local and global events.

 

Contest Theme & Guidelines (PDF)

Submission Form

Frequently Asked Questions

 

THEMES (select one): 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. (Getty Images just made 35 million photos free to use.  Click here for a list of other places to find images you can use.)

 

 

TO ENTER (choose one):

  1. EMAIL your entry in either a Word doc or PDF with submission form to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Subject line: Writing/Art Contest Entry. Digital media – Post your video online and email the link, or email the media file.
  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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 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.

 

See the 2013 winners!

 

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