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Holocaust Remembered Through Art and Writing Contest

February 02, 2007

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - West Virginia students are invited to participate in the annual Holocaust Arts and Writing Competition, sponsored by the West Virginia Holocaust Education Council.  

This year’s topic remembers the contributions of those 25 years old and younger with the theme “Courage to Act: Young Heroes of the Holocaust.”  

The contest is open to all interested students in West Virginia schools in grades five through 12. Teachers who have large numbers of students wishing to enter are encouraged to provide a selection process and submit no more than three entries in each of the categories – essays, art work and poetry. Copyrighted images or written materials must be referenced and all entries become the property of the West Virginia Holocaust Education Center.  

Essays must be at least 500 words and no more than 1,000 words in length, legibly written or preferably typed or written on a computer using 14 point font. Poetry will be judged separately from essays. All forms of poems will be accepted but must be at least one page long and clearly demonstrate the contestant’s sensitivity to the subject.  

Paintings, drawings, computer generated graphics, crafts, displays, posters and models, can be submitted as works of art. Such entries should include a written explanation of how the piece relates to the theme. Models should not exceed 24 inches.  

Entries should be completed during the 2006-2007 academic school year and submitted with a completed entry form and postmarked no later than March 17, 2007. Winners will be notified shortly after the March 26, 2007 judging date and presented on April 29, 2007 at Fairmont State University.  

Click here to download the official rules and contest entry form: http://wvde.state.wv.us/tt/2006/2007artandwriting.doc  

Entries can be mailed to: West Virginia Holocaust Education Council, 2007 Arts and Writing Competition, P.O. Box 1125, Morgantown, WV 26507-1125. Delivery of large items can be arranged by calling the West Virginia Holocaust Education Center at (304) 291-3732.  

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