"When you listen to a witness, you become a witness." Elie Wiesel
Schools are invited to participate in the 17thAnnual Holocaust Art and Writing Contest. Participating schools may submit a total of three entries from three individual students in the following categories: art, film, prose, and/or poetry.
Students will be eligible to win a first prize award of $500 in each category. Educators and schools will also be eligible to win a first prize of $250 each. First-place student winners, their parents/guardians and teachers will be invited to participate in an afternoon conversation followed by a special event dinner in Los Angeles with 1939 Society members who are survivors and witnesses to the Holocaust. Transportation costs will be covered for those participating locally and transportation and two nights at a hotel for those participating nationally. When possible, students and teachers from outside of the United States will be Skyped in for the conversation. The date for the conversation and dinner will be scheduled for the latter part of June 2016.
Students awarded second prize in each category will receive $300 and their sponsoring educator and school will receive $150 each.
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