Anne Frank quote inspiring this year’s Holocaust Art and Writing Contest 

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The St. Louis Kaplan Feldman Holocaust Museum is seeking entries for the 2022 Art and Writing Contest. The national contest asks creative middle and high school students in grades 6 through 12 to express the difficult and inspiring lessons of the Holocaust.

Entries must be submitted through the online contest form no later than 11:59 p.m. on Monday, April 25.

This is the 19th year that the annual competition has been held in dedication to the memory of the 1.5 million children murdered in the Holocaust. Winning entries in each division will be awarded cash prizes and will be displayed at the newly expanded Museum during its grand re-opening events in late summer 2022.

For the writing contest, students may write a poem, newspaper article, story, play/dialogue, or essay. Entries will be judged on content, originality, quality of expression and accuracy. For the art contest, students may create a sculpture, drawing, photograph, painting, poster, collage, or five-minute video. The work will be judged on creativity, excellence and content.

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The contest theme this year is inspired by a powerful quote from Anne Frank, “How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” This year marks the 80th anniversary of the Frank family going into hiding in the “Secret Annex” in Amsterdam.

Official rules, submission details and further information are listed on the entry form, which can be downloaded at STLHolocaustMuseum.org/ArtandWriting.