Holocaust Art and Poetry Contest
Pillars of Strength: Women of the Holocaust & Other Genocides
“What can we learn from the efforts of women to resist and rescue others”
Submission Deadline: April 5, 2018
Students have the opportunity to share their creative response in art, poetry, dialogue or prose to the theme of:
Women who fought back as partisans, couriers, social workers, nurses, mothers and caregivers in honor of the 75th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising (1943-2018).
References to eyewitness testimony are encouraged. Judging based on creativity, passion, message, and connection to theme.
Artwork entries must be accompanied by a short paragraph on meaning of the piece.
First place winners receive cash prize of $100, second place $50, and third place $25
Three winners will be chosen from each group (1) grades 4-8, (2) grades 9-12, and (3) college and community.
Submit entries to Holocaust Center, 205 Parker Hall, Wagner College, One Campus Rd Staten Island, NY 10301.
All artwork becomes the property of the Wagner College Holocaust Center.
All entries will be exhibited on April 11th, 2018 at the Yom HaShoah/Holocaust Remembrance Day event at Wagner College– Foundation Hall @ 6pm
Winners and their families are invited to attend.
Our mission is to awaken future generations to the ramifications of anti-Semitism, prejudice and racism as well as the dynamism of Jewish culture.
*If you are interested in having a Holocaust survivor attend your school, please contact Professor Lori Weintrob at firstname.lastname@example.org 718-390-3309
- 4-8 grade
- 9-12 grade
2nd: Lizzie Garcia-Martinez ” Imagine No. 23568″ (NWP: 8th grade)
3rd: Giselle Jackson “Don’t Forget the Night of Broken Glass” (Lavelle Prep 5th Grade) Honorable Mention: Samiha Anjum “Don’t Be a Bystander” (Lavelle Prep 5th Grade), Ava Brooks “Under Fire” (MDS 4th grade), Daniella Sahrieber “Reflections” (MDS), Jasmin Cruz-Esiquio “There’s Always Hope” (NWP: 8th grade), and Savanah Banton (Lavelle Prep 5th Grade).
2nd: Clare Mitchell’s Poem “Don’t Let History Repeat Itself” (S.I. Academy)
3rd: Isabel Bruschi “Broken Hands and Dove” Artwork (PRHS: 11th grade) Honorable mention: The Bielski Brothers Poem by Marta Drzal (Susan B. Wagner HS)