Writing, Art & Film Contest
In Memory of Jacob Friedman
Flyer (PDF) | Submission Form (.pdf) (.docx) | Frequently Asked Questions
Open to students in grades 6-12 in WA, OR, ID, MT & AK.
*Film category open to high school only
DEADLINE: Entries accepted February 1 - May 1, 2017.
PROMPT: Through your creativity in art, prose, poetry or film, respond to the quote above. ("There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest." - Elie Wiesel)
PRIZES: $200 - 1st Place. $100 - 2nd Place. $50 - 3rd Place. Prizes awarded by category.
*Each entry must have a submission form,
WRITING: Writing can be prose, essay, poetry, or play. 1000 words or less.
ART: Size 18”x24” or smaller. Art must be flat. We cannot accept sculpture or 3D art. Art piece must include an artist’s statement, no more than 100 words, describing your piece. Please use fixatives on charcoal and pastel. New this year: Scan or photograph your art piece and submit it by email.
FILM: (High school only) A short film, 3 minutes or less. Film may be dramatic, documentary, or story. We cannot accept Powerpoint, Prezi, or performance art. Do not use copyright images or music without permission or giving credit.
- Submission Forms (required): Each entry must have a submission form.
- Categories: Middle School Writing (6th-8th grade); High School Writing (9th-12th grade); Middle School Art (6th-8th grade); High School Art (9th-12th grade); High School Film (9th-12th grade). A student may enter one piece in each category (writing, art, film), but each student can only win in one category.
- Prizes: $200 - 1st Place Prize. $100 - 2nd Place Prize. $50 - 3rd Place Prize. Teachers of 1st Place winners will receive $50. Teachers who have their entire class enter will receive their choice of a water bottle or tote bag. Winning entries will be displayed at the Holocaust Center, at events, and in publications throughout the year. Winners will be recognized at an awards ceremony in July 2017.
- Judging: Entries are reviewed by a panel of judges. See what judges are looking for and view previous winners.
- References: Cite all references and include a bibliography of the books, websites, and films used. Be sure to reference any photographs or art used. Art—If you are making an artistic representation of an existing photo or piece of art, be sure to cite it. Film—do not use copyright images or footage without permission and reference. Need help finding images and footage? Contact
- More: Group and class projects are welcome. | If you want your entry returned, you must enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope.| Entries that do not follow the guidelines or that do not include a submission form or artist’s statement will be disqualified. | Art entries that depict large swastikas will not be selected. | Entries will become the property of the Holocaust Center for Humanity. | The Holocaust Center reserves the right to publish and/or display all work.
TO ENTER (choose one) - Deadline: May 1, 2017
EMAIL - Writing & Art: Email a Word doc, docx, PDF, jpg, or tiff file with submission form to
. Subject line: Writing/Art Contest Entry. | Film Entries: Post your film online and email the link, or email the media file with your submission form to
MAIL - Mail your entry to: Holocaust Center for Humanity, Attn: Writing, Art, Film Contest, 2045 2nd Avenue, Seattle, WA 98121.
DELIVER - Schedule a time to drop off the entry by emailing
or call 206-582-3000.