Holocaust Museum seeks students’ art, writing submissions for annual contest

The Holocaust Museum and Learning Center (HMLC) is seeking entries for the 2014 Art and Writing Contest. The contest asks creative middle and high school students to express the difficult and inspiring lessons of the Holocaust. This is the 12th year that the annual competition has been held in dedication to the memory of the 1.5 million children who perished in the Holocaust and in honor of the grandchildren of sponsors Dr. Ira (of blessed memory) and Judith Gall. Winning entries in each division will be awarded cash prizes and will be displayed at the museum and in other locations in the area.

Entries must be received by the HMLC no later than 4 p.m. on April 17 (postmarks not accepted; please note the HLMC will be closed April 15 and 16 for Passover).

For the writing contest, students may write a poem, newspaper article, story, play/dialogue or essay. Entries will be judged on content, originality and quality of expression and accuracy. For the art contest, students may create a sculpture, drawing, photograph, painting, poster, collage or 5-minute video of DVD. The work will be judged on creativity, excellence and content.

Official rules, submission details and further information are listed on the entry form, which can be picked up at the HMLC at 12 Millstone Campus Drive or can be downloaded from the museum’s website at hmlc.org/artandwriting.

There will be two divisions for both the art and writing categories: division 1 covers students in 6th through 8th grades and division 2 covers students in 9th through 12th grades. In each division for both the art and writing categories, there will be a first place prize of $300 and a certificate, a second place prize of $200 and a certificate, a third place prize of $100 and a certificate, and honorable mention prizes of $25 and a certificate. Winners will be notified by May 2, 2014.

For additional information on the contest, call 314-442-3714.