"The seed of a creative idea does not die in the mud and scum. Even there it will germinate and spread its blossom like a star shining in darkness." - Petr Ginz
"Just as man cannot live without dreams, he cannot live without hope. If dreams reflect the past, home summons the future." - Elie Wiesel
This year’s Holocaust Art and Writing Contest begins as you listen to a survivor’s full-length testimony and discover a specific memory of the Holocaust that inspires your creativity. Your courage to create an original work of prose, poetry or art will both honor and add to memory of the Holocaust.
Each school is invited to submit the work of three students, a total of three entries, consisting of either prose, poetry, works of art or a combination thereof. These school representatives will be eligible to win the first prize of $500 and the second prize of $250 in each category in the middle and high school competitions.
The first-prize recipient in each category, the recipient's parent/guardian, and recipient's teacher are invited to participate in an expense-paid study trip June 23 -27, 2013, to visit the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and other sites in Washington, D.C. Students must be in attendance at the awards ceremony to be eligible for these prizes.