Named in honor of Luna Kaufman, Holocaust survivor and pioneer in Holocaust Education, our annual contest is open to students in grades 5 through college and includes creative writing, and both two and three-dimensional art. Winners in each age category receive a prize; all participants receive a certificate of participation. Written entries must be received at Brookdale Community College no later than February 17, 2011. Art entries must be received no later than March 31, 2011.
We ask your assistance in directing your students away from a focus on the perpetrators and the violence associated with them. To that end, we have chosen to honor the survivors of the Holocaust and other genocides who have taught us about the strength of the human spirit, their resilience to survive unimaginable loss, and the hope that allowed them to created new successful lives. Thus the theme for the contest is Strength, Spirit, Resilience and Hope. This theme is also relevant for this years colloquium theme, Freedom Riders, and the moral responsibility that guided their actions.
Winning submissions from the contest are eligible for consideration for publication in Flowers from the Ashes, a student anthology. To date, the Center has published four volumes of the anthology. Anthologies are published every 3-5 years.
Click on the Student Essays and Student Art links in the menu to the right for samples of contest winners from past years.
Instructions and Application for the Luna Kaufman Writing and Art Contest 2012
Release Form for the Luna Kaufman Writing and Art Contest 2012