The Strength of Love and the Will to Survive
Participating schools may submit a total of three entries (one entry per student) in any combination of the following categories: art, film, poetry, or prose.
Students will be eligible to win a first prize award of $400 in each category. Educators and schools will also be eligible to win a first prize of $200 each.
First-place student winners in the United States, their parents/
guardians, and teachers will be invited to participate in an expense-paid study trip June 19-23, 2023, to visit the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust, the Japanese American National Museum, and other sites in Los Angeles, as well as to meet with members of The 1939 Society, a community of Holocaust survivors, descendants, and friends.
Funding permitting, this year’s U.S. winning participants will be joined by first-place students living outside of the United States. In addition, first-place student entries will be posted on Chapman University’s contest website. Please note that the study trip is contingent on whether COVID-19 restrictions and protocols are being observed.
Students awarded second prize in each category will receive $200 and their sponsoring educator and school will receive $100 each.
Entry Postmark Date: February 1, 2023
Digital Submission Due Date: February 3, 2023
Awards Ceremony: March 10, 2023
Sponsor: Rodgers Center for Holocaust Education at Chapman University