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February 20, 2013
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Students in grades 7-12 representing Delaware Valley public, private and parochial schools have until Friday, March 8, to enter the Mordechai Aniel­ewicz Creative Arts Competition and Exhibition.
 
Now in its 40th year, this contest — which encourages young people to learn about and respond to the Holocaust creatively — is named in memory of a young man who led the Jew­ish uprising against Nazi tyranny in the Warsaw Ghetto in 1943.
 
Entries should focus on one of the following themes, which encourage students to view the Holocaust through a broad perspective, reflecting upon its lessons in terms of their relevance to contemporary social and political issues:
 
• Cultural Resistance: Art, Music, ­Poetry and Education
• The Experiences of Children
• Life and Resistance in the Ghetto
• Life and Resistance in the Concentration Camps
• Communities of Conscience: ­Rescue During the Holocaust
• The World Watched in ­Silence
• Liberation and Its ­Aftermath
• Are You Your Brother’s Keeper
 
CATEGORIES
Creative Writing — Essays, short stories, poems or dramatic scripts.
Music — Original vocal or instrumental work written for solo, ensemble, band or orchestral presentation.
Visual Arts — Artwork in any media, including painting, sculpture, prints, photography, film and digital media.
Creative Dance — Solo or group performances.
 
GUIDELINES
• Written entries must be uploaded online in Word format.
• Digital media may also be uploaded — see website for details.
• Visual art entries must include the student’s name on the back or underside of any 2- or 3-D artwork, in a manner that cannot be seen by the judges.
• Each student must submit an individual online entry form, even for collaborative entries.
• Students using researched material must cite information for their sources.
 
Gift cards will be awarded to winners in three grade groupings — 7th/8th, 9th/10th and 11th/12th. All entrants receive a certificate honoring their participation.
 
Visual art entries are eligible for inclusion in the exhibition, scheduled from May 30 to June 13, 2013, at the Moore College of Art and Design in Phil­adelphia. The award ceremony will be held at Moore on June 3, 2013.
 
Entry forms must now be submitted online. For detailed entry requirements, resources and online entry forms, go to: www.Jewishphilly.org/Holocaust. Deadline for all entries is March 8, 2013.
 
The competition is sponsored by: The Memorial Committee for the Six Million Jewish Martyrs of the Jewish Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia; the Association of Jewish Holocaust Survivors; Blank Rome LLP; the Children of Jewish Holocaust Survivors Association of Philadelphia; Sons and Daughters of Holocaust Sur­vivors; the Samuel Pelta Holocaust Education Endowment Fund; the firm of Feldman, Shepherd, Wohlgelernter, Tanner, Weinstock and Dodig; and Moore College of Art and Design.
 
For general information, call Beth Razin at 215-832-0536 or email: brazin@jfgp.org.

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