2022-2023 Art & Writing Contest

The US & The Holocaust – American Newspaper Headlines 1930-1945.

What did Americans Know?”

Guidelines for Submission

This year’s Art & Writing contest is inspired by the Ken Burns Documentary, “The U.S. and the Holocaust”. The documentary examines the rise of Hitler and Nazism in the context of global antisemitism and racism. We are asking students to use real American newspaper headlines from 1930 through 1945 to inspire artwork, poetry or essays with the theme “The U.S. and the Holocaust”.

Artwork: Two-dimensional work of visual art (any medium; collage, paint, digital etc.) that is no larger than 12”x12”. The work of art should be accompanied by a description; what inspired the art, and any explanation of the elements that you feel are relevant to our understanding. All work should be titled.

Writing: Write a poem or essay with the theme of “The US & The Holocaust”. Your essay should be no longer than 1-page, typewritten, size 12 font, 1.5 space and be inspired by actual American newspaper headlines from 1930-1945 All work should be titled.

1) Each school will be judged on their entire submission and the judges will choose one school as winner. The winning school will have their student submissions (up to twenty – chosen by the judges) turned into an exhibit that can be displayed as a means of educating the larger school community.
2) Individual Awards will be given to students in the categories of Winner, Honorable Mention with Distinction and Honorable Mention.

Submission Deadline: April 25, 2023

How to Submit:

Please send your submitted work along with the permission slip (attached below) by mail to 401 Elmgrove Ave, Providence, RI 02906.

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