2021-2022 Art & Writing Contest

“Heroes of the Holocaust”

Guidelines for Submission

Though the Holocaust was a painfully tragic time in human history, even through the most hopeless of situations, there were everyday people who acted heroically. Whether it was a Jewish prisoner who aided other victims, righteous gentiles who sheltered the Jews or local people who spoke out, there were glimmers of hope in an otherwise terrible time.

We would like to highlight everyday people who acted heroically. Please create a two-dimensional work of visual art (any medium; collage, paint, digital etc.) that is no larger than 10”x10” and/or write a poem with the theme of “Heroes of the Holocaust.”

The work of art should be accompanied by a description; who or what inspired the art, and any description of the elements that you feel are relevant to our understanding. Also, all work should be titled. 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.

Please contact Kelly Vest at kvest@hercri.org or call (401) 453-7860 with any questions.

Submission Deadline:

May 1, 2022

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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