Holocaust Education Promoted Through Writing And Art Contest

October 17, 2005

Charleston, W.Va. - West Virginia students will remember the tragedies of the Holocaust this year when they are invited to participate is this year’s Holocaust Arts and Writing Contest. This year’s theme is “Through A Child’s Eyes.”  

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. 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 computer processes with 14 point font. Poetry will be judged separately from essays, with all forms of poems acceptable but need to be long enough and clearly demonstrate the contestant’s sensitivity to the subject.  

Works of art such paintings, drawings, computer generated graphics, crafts, displays, posters and models can be submitted as works of art for the contest.  

Entries should be completed during the 2005-2006 academic school year and submitted with a completed entry form and postmarked no later than March 17, 2006. Winners will be notified shortly after the March 26, 2006 judging date and presented on April 30, 2006 at Lewis County High School.  

Click here to download the official rules and contest entry form : http://wvde.state.wv.us/tt/2005/holo.doc  

Mail entries to: WV Holocaust Education Council 2005 Arts and Writing Competition P.O. Box 1125 Morgantown, WV 26507-1125

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