2018 Student Essay & Visual Arts Contests

CALL FOR ENTRIES FOR TWO (2) STUDENT  HOLOCAUST-RELATED CONTESTS

ROCK ISLAND, IL – The Quad Cities Yom Hashoah (Holocaust Remembrance) Committee announces a call for entries for the “Ida Kramer Children and the Holocaust Essay Contest” and the “Meyer and Frances Shnurman Holocaust Visual Arts Contest” which are open to all Quad City Area students in grades 7-12. The deadline for entries is February 1, 2018.

Both contests offer cash prizes as follows:  First Prize: $500, with a $100 gift card to the teacher who provided guidance; Second Prize: $200, with a $50 gift card to the teacher who provided guidance; Third Prize: $100, with a $50 gift card to the teacher who provided guidance.

Details and applications for both contests are available online at www.jfqc.org or www.hecqc.org. For more information, contact the office of the Jewish Federation of the Quad Cites at (309) 793-1300 or aross@jfqc.org.

 The Quad Cites Yom Hashoah Committee is the sponsor of both contests, with Quad City Arts co-sponsoring the Visual Arts Contest.

Essay entries (Essay and Entry Form) may be mailed to the Jewish Federation of the Quad Cities, 2715 30th Street, Rock Island, IL 61201, or submitted electronically as an email attachment to aross@jfqc.org with “Yom Hashoah Essay” in the subject line. The First Prize essay will be read during the annual Yom Hashoah (Holocaust) Remembrance Program on Sunday, April 15, 2018 – 7:00 PM – at the Tri-City Jewish Center, 2715 30th Street, Rock Island,, Illinois, (309) 788-3426.

Yom Hashoah Essay Contest entry form-1

Visual Art entries (Artwork, Artist Statement, and Entry Form) should be delivered to Quad City Arts (1715 2nd Avenue, Rock Island, Illinois, 61201) for check in by Thursday, February 1, 2018. (Quad City Arts is open 10-5 Monday-Friday and Saturdays 11-5). The  Visual Art entries will be displayed at the Annual Yom Hashoah Remembrance program.  In addition, entries may be displayed in schools, libraries, etc. throughout the Quad Cites before April 15.

2018 Holocaust Art Contest rules.updated-1Yom Hashoah Essay Contest entry form-1

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