Akron-Summit Holocaust Contest

Entry Forms

Click to download the PDF

Click to use the online Google form instead of the PDF file.

Contest Guidelines

Click to download the 2022 contest guidelines.

Entry Advice:

Theme: “Lessons of the Holocaust: Undeniable Stories of Survival.” 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 2022

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 four 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 have $200 to purchase books from a suggested resource list created by 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 26th, 2022, 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.