2nd Annual Arts & Poetry Contest in Commemoration of Yom Hashoah - Holocaust Remembrance Day 2021 Rules

Eligibility:  Open to all Middle School and High School Students, grades 5-12, who live and/or attend school in the Chappaqua Central School District

Awards in Each Category:

Middle School:  First Prize $100, Second Prize $50, Third Prize $25, Honorable Mention: Certificates

High School:  First Prize $100, Second Prize $50, Third Prize $25, Honorable Mention: Certificates

Ceremony:  First Prize Winner in each category will have a picture of their entry photographed for the cover of the printed program for the Yom Hashoah – Holocaust Remembrance Day Ceremony on Thursday, April 15th, 2021 at 6pm on Zoom.  

Entries:  Must include name, address, phone number, e-mail address, name of school and grade and should be brought to Lauren Cascone at Town Hall between the hours of 9am - 4pm Monday – Friday. 

Deadline:  Monday March 22nd at 4pm.  NO EXTENSIONS.

Rules/Judging Criteria:  

  • Each artistic entry must include an artist’s statement no more than 100 words describing your entry.  Students may create a poem, sculpture, drawing, photograph, painting, poster, film or music. All charcoal, chalk and pastels must be treated with fixatives.
  • The entry must represent the independent effort of the students. The art entry may not exceed the dimensions of 20” x 20”. 
  • The sculpture entry may not exceed 18” x 18” x 18”.
  • For safety reasons, art (painting or sculpture) may NOT include real barbed wire, jagged glass or plastic.
  • A two-dimensional image of any variety (a digitally created image, digital photograph, or a photograph of an original art piece.)
  • Accepted file formats (if applicable):  .jpeg, .bmp, .doc, or pdf 
  • The High School competition will be judged by The New Castle Holocaust & Human Rights Committee.
  • The Middle School competition will be judged by the New Castle Holocaust & Human Rights Committee Members and the students of Horace Greeley High School Club’s E.N.O.U.G.H – Educate Now On Understanding Genocide and Hate.

Questions:  email Ali Rosenberg, arosenberg@mynewcastle.org or Stacey Saiontz ssaiontz@mynewcastle.org

Sponsored by:  The New Castle Holocaust & Human Rights Committee

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