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Annual Juried Competition


Each spring, the Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center offers competitions for students centered on a theme of social justice, tolerance, and respect for diversity. The competitions offer students the opportunity to showcase their creative talents.

The Mission of the Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County is to teach the history of the Holocaust and its lessons through education and community outreach. We teach about the dangers of antisemitism, racism, bullying and all other manifestations of intolerance. We promote resistance to prejudice and advocate respect for every human being.  For us, the answer to the unfinished statement is obvious.


How do young people today complete that statement?  This year’s competition invites students to think about the relevance of this history to our world today.


Objective: To present in a creative fashion your understanding of the importance of the lessons and legacies of the Holocaust today.


What do you see as the long-lasting lessons and legacies of the Holocaust?  Where do you see these lessons and legacies in your community and in the world at large? Through a poem, artwork, music or a short multi-media presentation, express your understanding of the importance and relevance of the Holocaust today.


Awards Ceremony: The Awards Ceremony will be held on Sunday, May 18, 2014. All students who submit an entry will receive a Certificate of Participation. Winning artistic entries will be exhibited in our Center and photographed for inclusion in our Competition Journal. Winning musical entries will be performed at the Awards Ceremony, and literary winners will read excerpts from their entries. First and Second Prize Awards of U.S. Bonds are granted by category and school level. Group entries will be considered as one entry and the award will go to the correlating school’s department. 


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For more information, please contact Tracy Garrison-Feinberg at 516-571-8040, ext. 106