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The Holocaust Documentary & Educational Center in Hollywood is holding a visual arts and writing contest for students in grades four through university. The theme is “The Legacy of the Holocaust: Speak Up! Speak Out! Do Not Be Silent!

The contest will include student-created sculpture, computer graphic design, collage, videography, PowerPoint and painting. The writing contest will include student-created poetry, essays and stories that should not exceed 1,000 words. Research papers will not be accepted. All entries must be typed and double spaced, with text on only one side of the paper.


All entries must include an index card indicating name, home phone, e-mail address (if available), grade, name of school, school street address with city and state, and teacher’s name and e-mail address. Please print clearly. Each entry must represent the original effort of the writer and/or artist. The dates of submission for the contest are September 3, 2014 – April 25, 2015.

The first place winner in each category will receive a $50 cash prize. All entries will receive a certificate of merit. Winners will be announced on May 12, 2015.

Deliver, mail or e-mail entries to: Attention: Contest Entries, Holocaust Documentation & Education Center, 2031 Harrison Street, Hollywood, Florida 33020 or For more information call (954) 929-5690, extension 206.



  1. A great idea! A wonderful exhibit of high school students’ artistic responses to the holocaust is on exhibit currently in the Dayton Ohio Art Institute. The works were also a result of a competition, and the products are very powerful!.

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