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Mar 21, 12PM
Holocaust Art & Writing Contest

WHAT ARE THE LESSONS OF THE HOLOCAUST

AN ART AN WRITING CONTEST FOR GEORGIA MIDDLE SCHOOL AND HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

SPONSORED BY

PACESETTER STEEL SERVICE

Conducted by THE GEORGIA COMMISSION ON THE HOLOCAUST in cooperation with the GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

 

More than fifty years have passed since the end of the Second World War and the Holocaust, yet the events of this time continue to be of great significance to people the world over. Yad Vashem

 

"Unto Every Person There is a Name"

 

Every time an oppressed person anywhere in the world seeks protection in the institution of human rights, every time someone bases an argument on the existence of a universally binding body of human rights law, that individual of whatever color, creed, or nationality, owes a debt to the memory of the Holocaust Christopher J. Dodd, The Holocaust and American Education

 

"The world is too dangerous to live in, not because of the people who do evil, but because of the people who sit and let it happen." Albert Einstein:

 

Rev. Martin Niemoeller, a pastor in the German Confessing Church,

who spent seven years in a concentration camp:

"First they came for the Communists, and I did not speak up-
because I was not a Communist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak up-
because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak up-
because I was not a trade unionist.
Then they came for the Catholics, and I did not speak up-
because I was a Protestant.
Then they came for me--and by that time, nobody was left to speak up."

WRITING CONTEST

 

Students may choose to write a poem, newspaper article, story, play/dialogue research paper or essay to answer the question, What are the lessons of the Holocaust?

        Each entry must be accompanied by a title page, which contains the following information.

        Student's name

        Home address and telephone number

        School address and telephone number

        Teacher's name and email address

        Grade Level

        Only three entries may be submitted per school, per division(Middle School and High School)

        The entry must represent the independent effort of the student

        The entry must show evidence of thoughtful research of the topic. A minimum of three sources must be cited on a separate page( only one of which can be obtained through the internet)

        The entry may not exceed 1,000 words (Division I) or 2,000 (Division II and must be typed double-spaced on one side of the paper

        The entry will be judged on content, originality, quality of expression and historical accuracy by a panel of judges

        The entry becomes the property of the Georgia Commission on the Holocaust which reserves the right to publish it in its entirety with credit to the author

 

ART CONTEST

Students May choose to create a sculpture, drawing, painting, poster, video or collage to answer the question, What are the lessons of the Holocaust?

        Each entry must be accompanied by a title page, which contains the following information secured to the back of the artwork.

        Student's name

        Home address and telephone number

        School address and telephone number

        Teacher's name and email address

        Grade Level

        Only three entries may be submitted per school, per division Middle School and High School)

        The entry must represent the independent effort of the student

        The entry must show evidence of thoughtful research of the topic. A minimum of three sources must be cited on a separate page( only one of which can be obtained through the internet)

        The entry shall not exceed the dimensions 24"X24"

        The entry will be judged on creativity , artistic excellence and thematic content by a panel of judges

        The entry becomes the property of the Georgia Commission on the Holocaust which reserves the right to publish and or display it in its entirety with credit to the author

 

 

ELIGIBILITY

MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

DIVISION I, GRADES 6-8

DIVISION II, GRADES 9-12

Only three entries may be submitted from each school, per division, per contest and

three entries per support group, per division, per contest for home schoolers.

DEADLINE

Entries must be postmarked no later than March 21, 2005

Winners in each division will be announced the posted the third week of April, 2005

First, Second, Third and Fourth Place students and their teachers will be presented and recognized at the GEORGIA STATE CAPITOL as part of the State of GEORGIA DAYS OF REMEMBERANCE OBSERVANCE.

 

MAIL ENTRIES TO: CONTEST

The Georgia Commission on the Holocaust
c/o Kennesaw State University
1000 Chastain Rd. Suite 124
Drop Box 3308
Kennesaw, GA 30144
Phone: 678-797-2084
Fax: 770-420-4432
Web site: www.holocaust.georgia.gov     
For delivered entries please call 770-420-4432

 


AWARDS

FIRST PLACE

(4 Winners and Teachers)

        Trip to Washington, D.C. to visit the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum for the students and sponsoring teachers. (one student from each category in each division with their sponsoring teacher)

        Certificate

        Letter of congratulations

        $100.00 monetary award

SECOND PLACE

        Certificate

        Letter of congratulations

        $75.00 monetary award

THIRD PLACE

        Certificate

        Letter of congratulations

        $50.00 monetary award

FOURTH PLACE

        Certificate

        Letter of congratulations

        $25. 00 monetary award

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The Association will serve and assist any home schooling family or support group in Georgia, however, GHEA is a Christian organization and the counsel and direction of the organization will be Christian.


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Phone: (770) 461-3657
E-mail: info@ghea.org