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.
THEMES (select one): 1. Children; 2. Rescue; 3. Resistance; 4. Liberation; 5. Refugees
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.)
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.
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):
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.
With My Own Eyes: Holocaust. Genocide. Today. (DVD) – Request a free copy or watch online.
Survivor Voices: Online video testimonies – Short clips of local Holocaust survivors sharing their stories. Includes maps, timelines and photos.
Speakers Bureau - Survivors and their children who volunteer their time to speak to students.
Literature – Check out the materials in our Holocaust teaching trunks, arranged by grade level.