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The Holocaust Museum & Center for Tolerance and Education is proud to announce the 24th Annual Siegelbaum Literary and Visual Arts Competition for 2021.
The theme for this school year's competition is: Telling it Forward.
Over the past ten months, we have been forced to shutter our doors and stay home with our families and loved ones. During this time, have there been stories that you heard that gave you strength to continue? Did you tell over stories of resilience that gave you courage during difficult moments?
We’d like to hear your story too! At this time we are inviting you to share a piece of your family history that inspires you to make a difference in this world. As a bonus, we’ve shared one story with you on our website that will help you and your class learn to tell their own.
We are grateful for the generosity of Judy Siegelbaum, who established this competition in memory of her husband, Dr. Harold Siegelbaum, whose vision helped found the Museum.
The competition has three separate categories—literary arts, multimedia, and visual arts. Entries will be judged in two separate divisions: one for students in grades six through eight, and the other for students in grades nine through twelve.
Each category and division will award First, Second, and Third places with gift cards. The submitting teacher of each first prize winning student will also receive a $100 gift card to spend for their classroom (one per teacher). Work will be judged by a prominent group of educators.
The deadline for submission of entries is March 15, 2021. Winners will be announced on May 15, 2021 and will be recognized at a Virtual Awards Ceremony.
We look forward to working with you and hope you will encourage your students to enter the Siegelbaum Literary and Visual Arts Competition of 2021! The guidelines, entry forms and all instructions for the competition are available below.
Please feel free to contact the Museum at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you may have.
Share a piece of your family history that inspires you to make a difference in this world. Watch the following story and share your own!.
Julie Golding HMCTE Curator shares her story.
Please use as an example of a video story for the competition.
First, Second and Third place winners will be awarded in two separate divisions: middle school and high school, and in three separate categories: Literary Arts, Multimedia and Visual Arts. The submitting teacher of each first place prize winning student will receive $100 to spend for their classroom (one per teacher). Work will be judged by a prominent group of educators
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