What are the biggest lessons that you have learned from the atrocities of the Holocaust and other genocides? How can these historic events empower young men and women today to resist prejudice, intolerance and hate?
Students have the opportunity to share their creative response in art, poetry, photo collages or prose to this theme. References to the testimony of survivors, resisters, and rescuers are encouraged.* Judging will be based on originality, creativity, passion, message, connection to theme, and symbolism. Artwork entries must be accompanied by a short paragraph on the meaning of the piece. Three winners will be chosen from grades 4‐8 and three winners from grades 9‐12 First place winners receive a cash prize of $100, second place $50, and third place $25 All winning entries will be exhibited on April 24th, 2017 at the Yom HaShoah/Holocaust Remembrance Day event at Wagner College ‐ Foundation Hall @ 6pm ‐ Winners and their families are invited to attend Please submit entries to Holocaust Education Center, 205 Parker Hall, Wagner College, One Campus Road Staten Island, New York 10301. All artwork becomes the property of the Wagner College Holocaust Education Center once submitted.
2017 Contest Winners
1st: Netheli Kuruwita “The End of Destruction” Poem (I.S. 72: 8th 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 ” (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).
1st: Si Yeon (Justina) Lee- Portrait of Krystyna Chiger (Susan B. Wagner HS)
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)