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Hoosier Student Holocaust Remembrance Creative Expressions Contest

Holocaust Remembrance Hoosier Student Creative Expressions Contest

CreativeexprThe Indiana Civil Rights Commission is once again partnering with the Jewish Community Relations Council of Indianapolis and the MLK Holiday Commission to host Holocaust Remembrance Hoosier Student Artistic Expression Contest

This year, we are inviting middle and high school students from across the state of Indiana to submit an original piece of art or writing to be considered for inclusion in the 2022 State of Indiana Holocaust Remembrance program, marketing materials, and to be displayed at the Eugene and Indiana State Museum.

This year’s theme is “Women of Valor,” based on the Eshet Chayil poem in the Torah. This year’s program will highlight the bravery, sacrifices, and resilience of Jewish and non-Jewish women during the Holocaust. Students can consider the following quote from a 21st-century interpretation of the Eshet Chayil as a prompt to inspire their artistic creation: “She rises, exhausted. She rises, in joy. She rises, trembling. She rises, fearless. She rises, bruised. She rises, alone. She rises, lonely. She rises.”

Two winners will be selected. One winner will come from the 6-8 Grade Category and one from the 9-12 Grade Category.  All winners will have their art displayed at the Indiana State Museum during the month of November and their art will be used in the 2022 State of Indiana Holocaust Remembrance program booklet

Art Submission Guidelines

Students creating a piece of artwork should be made aware that certain images associated with the Holocaust, such as Nazi symbols, barbed wire, and images from the death camps, carry potent and brutal racist connotations. Students are advised to use such imagery judiciously and thoughtfully, if at all, in their compositions.

For creative expressions to be considered, all the following must be adhered to:

  • Only one entry per individual.
  • All artwork or written creative expressions must be original. Any plagiarism will immediately disqualify the student from the competition.
  • All entries must be submitted electronically, and the online form (below) must be completed in full.
  • Entries should be titled and include the student’s name.
  • Artworks must be 2-D and no larger than 20"x 24". Photos of the original artwork can be uploaded on the submission form if scanning the artwork is not possible.
  • Research materials and sources should be cited.
  • Entries should be titled.
  • All entries will be judged on composition, form, and content.
  • Entries due by September 30, 2022 at 11:59 PM

Nominations are now closed.

The winner(s) will be notified by email no later than October 26, 2022. All entrants will receive a certificate honoring their participation. Winning artwork will be published in the 2022 State of Indiana Holocaust Remembrance program and used marketing materials