The Holocaust Documentation and Education Center, Inc. Announces the 2008 Annual Visual Arts and Writing Contest

(OPENPRESS) February 13, 2008 — The Holocaust Documentation and Education Center, located in Hollywood, Florida, announces the 2008 Annual Visual Arts and Writing Contest with the theme: The Holocaust: Remember the Children for the Sake of All Children

The contest began September 1, 2007 with submissions being accepted until April 1, 2008. Eligibility divisions are:

Elementary School – Grades 4-5
Middle School – Grades 6-8
High School – Grades 9-12
Colleges and Universities

Visual Arts Contest
Students can submit any media including sculpture, computer graphic design, collage, or painting.
Writing Contest
Students can submit poetry, an essay, or a story – avoid research papers. Written entries must be typed and double spaced on one side of the paper.

The Overall Winner will be sent to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. and will attend the annual national commemoration of the Day of Remembrance of the Victims of the Holocaust. The ceremony will be held in the Rotunda of the United States Capitol Building in May 2008. Please note: The winning student must be accompanied by a chaperon who is willing to pay for his/her own expenses.

First Place Winner in each category will receive a $250 U.S. Savings Bond.

All entries will receive a Certificate of Merit if they include their home address.
Entries must have an index card indicating name, home address, home phone, grade, name of school, school address, and teacher. Each entry must represent the original effort of the writer and/or artist. Please have student print clearly. Winners will be announced April 2008.

To enter the competition and for more information, contact Merle R. Saferstein, Director of Educational Outreach, Holocaust Documentation and Education Center, Inc., 2031 Harrison Street, Hollywood, FL 33020, (954) 929-5690 x206 / (954) 929-5635 Fax.
Written entries can be e-mailed to merle@hdec.org.

The Center reserves the right to reproduce, publish, and exhibit all entries. The winning entries will become the exclusive property of the Holocaust Documentation and Education Center. Those entries which are not awarded prizes may be picked up by June 15, 2008 or they, too, become property of the Center.