Holocaust Education Promoted Through Writing And Art Contest

January 19, 2005

Charleston, W.Va. - West Virginia students in grades five through 12 are invited to participate in the 2005 Annual Art and Writing Competition, sponsored by the West Virginia Holocaust Education Council.  

“Heroes Forged from the Holocaust” is this year’s theme and students are encouraged to depict those whose actions were guided by moral values, rather than self-interest or fanaticism. Students are encouraged to dig deep to learn about individuals who risked their lives and livelihoods in order to help the victims of the Holocaust.  

Students have the option to enter four different areas including Prose/Written Entries, Poetry, Fiction and Artwork. All entries must be received no later than March 4, 2005. Students may download the entry form. http://wvde.state.wv.us/tt/2005/holo-entry.doc  

A first, second and third place prize will be awarded in the art, poetry and prose categories. Separate prizes will be offered for the middle school and high school entries. All winning entries will also receive a textbook on the Holocaust and a booklet comprising all the winning entries. Winners will be notified by April 4, 2005.  

The Holocaust Education Council is part of the West Virginia Holocaust Education Commission. State teachers volunteer their time on the Council. For more information about the competition or the Council, contact the Holocaust Education Commission at (304) 291-3732.  

You may also download the Contest Information brochure. The brochure includes the contest's description, eligibility information, rules, and prize information. http://wvde.state.wv.us/tt/2005/hol-contestinfo.doc  


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