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Entries sought for Holocaust museum’s writing, art contest

The interior of the St. Louis Holocaust museum & Learning Center in Creve Coeur [hmlc.org]

The Holocaust Museum & Learning Center is seeking student entries for the 2020 Student Art & Writing Contest. The contest is open to creative middle and high school students from around the country. 

Students are asked to express the difficult and inspiring lessons of the Holocaust. This is the 17th year that the annual competition has been held in dedication to the memory of 1.5 million children who perished in the Holocaust. 

Entries must be received by the museum no later than 4 p.m. on Monday, April 20. The winning entries in each division will be given a cash prize and their story will be displayed at the museum.
Students may write a poem, newspaper article, story, play/dialogue or essay. 

Entries will be judged by their content, originality, quality of expression, and accuracy.

For the art contest, students may create a sculpture, drawing, photograph, painting, poster, collage, or five-minute video. The work will be judged on creativity, excellence and content.
For official rules, submission details, and more information, visit hmlc.org/ArtandWriting or call (314) 442-3714. 

The Holocaust Museum & Learning Center, created in memory of Gloria M. Goldstein, serves as an education and exhibition facility dedicated to using the history and lessons of the Holocaust to inspire understanding and compassion. An estimated 30,000 visitors tour the museum annually, including schools, youth groups, adult groups, and religious organizations.

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