Entries should illustrate this year’s theme: “Looking the Other Way: Humanity's Failure to Respond.” The theme is designed to address the following points:
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.
Entries can be mailed to: West Virginia Holocaust Education Center, Arts and Writing Contest 2009-2010, 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.
Applications are available here: http://wvde.state.wv.us/tt/2009/Arts_and_Writing_Rules09-10-edit.doc
For more information, contact the Office of Communications at (304) 558-2699.