Akron-Summit Holocaust Arts and Writing Contest

Entry Forms

Click to use the online Google Entry Form instead of the PDF file. PREFERRED ENTRY METHOD

2023 Reliable Holocaust Resources

Visual Art Requirements & Guidelines

Consent to use photographs of minor(s) in artwork

Writing Requirements & Guidelines


Entry Advice:

2023 Theme: “Lest We Forget: Preserving the Lessons of the Holocaust” Make sure all entry concepts are rooted in the Holocaust, meaning should begin in Holocaust even if also relates to now.

If submitting writing piece from Google Docs:

Open writing piece in Google Docs. Go to File>Email as Attachment>Attach as>at top click to change to Microsoft word then email to your teacher who then can forward to AkronSummitHolocaustEducation@gmail.com

Contest Winners 2023

Winners will be chosen based on interpretation of the contest theme, rooted in Holocaust, technique, originality and use of proper sources. Chosen pieces will be displayed in an exhibit at the Akron-Summit Main Library in the spring and online at AkronSummitHolocaustEducation.org.

  • First, Second, Third and Fourth Place winners in each of the six categories will receive a prize as will the teacher of each first place winner. Both the Arts and the Writing Contest have a Division I (6th-8th grade) and Division II (9th-12th grade). In Jewish Culture giving money in multiples of $18 is symbolic of giving “chai” or life.
    • 1st place- $234
    • 2nd place- $180
    • 3rd place- $90
    • 4th place- $36 
    • Teachers of the 1st place winners will receive $200 to purchase books from the ‘Lest We Forget Resource List’ above curated by librarian and Holocaust expert Barb White. The Council will purchase and deliver these resources to the teacher following their selections.
    • Monetary prizes may be distributed in the form of a Visa Gift Card
  • Winners will receive certificates and their prizes on April 18th, 2023, 6:00pm-7:30pm. These will be presented at the Akron-Summit Holocaust Commemoration Ceremony at the Main Akron-Summit County Public Library Auditorium. All participants will receive a certificate of participation and be invited to the Commemoration Ceremony.