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The 25th Annual Siegelbaum
Literary & Visual Arts Competition

The Holocaust Museum & Center for Tolerance and Education is proud to announce the 25th Annual Siegelbaum Literary and Visual Arts Competition for 2022.

The theme for this school year's competition is: The People Who Inspire Us.

We’d like to hear your story, about the person who inspires you and how they have influenced your life.

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 place winners 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 1, 2022. Winners will be announced on May 16, 2022 and will be recognized at an Awards Ceremony on June 7, 2022.

We look forward to working with you and hope you will encourage your students to enter the Siegelbaum Literary and Visual Arts Competition of 2022! The guidelines, entry forms and all instructions for the competition are available below.

Please feel free to contact the Museum at holocaustrcc@gmail.com with any questions you may have.

This project is made possible with funds from the Statewide Community Regrants Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature and administered by ArtsWestchester.

Siegelbaum competition flyer PDF
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Objective

Share the story about someone who inspires you. Tell us why you chose this person and how they have influenced your life.

All entries must fall into one of the following categories:

  • LITERARY ARTS: Prose, Poetry, or Essays up to 1,000 words
  • VISUAL ARTS: Must be submitted by email in PDF or JPEG format
  • MULTIMEDIA: Videos no longer than 4 minutes in length

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

The Siegelbaum Literary and Visual Arts Competition
Contest Guidelines 2022

  1. All entries must relate to the contest theme: The People Who Inspire Us.
  2. All entries must complete the Siegelbaum Literary & Visual Arts Competition Entry Form. Entrant's name and school must NOT appear on the entry itself.
  3. Entries must fall into one of the following categories: Literary Arts (prose, poetry or essay), Multimedia or Visual Arts.
  4. All entries submitted must be original and unpublished. No revisions will be accepted once an entry is received.
  5. By entering the Siegelbaum Literary and Visual Arts Competition, permission is hereby granted by participants and their parents/guardians to allow the Holocaust Museum & Center for Tolerance and Education to use their names and submissions in print or internet form.
  6. All Literary Arts entries must be in 12 point type, double spaced, and must be limited to 1000 words.
  7. All videos must be no longer than 4 minutes
  8. Visual Arts must be submitted in PDF or JPG format
  9. Submissions will be accepted electronically via the entry form.
  10. Filenames for the uploaded entry file should be the title of your entry. Do not include your name or school name anywhere in the uploaded video, image or word document.
  11. All entries must be submitted to the Museum no later than March 1, 2022 at 5:00 pm. There are no exceptions.
  12. Entries will be judged by middle school and high school divisions in three categories: literary arts, multimedia and visual arts. Awards will be given to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each category.
  13. Winners will be notified on May 16, 2022.
  14. Winners will be recognized at an awards ceremony on June 7, 2022. All winners are encouraged to attend.
  15. Any submission which falls outside the guidelines or theme of this competition cannot be accepted as an entry into the Siegelbaum Competition.

Questions may be directed to Galeet at:
holocaustrcc@gmail.com