March 23rd is the deadline for Texas students to submit entries for the 2012 Art Contest sponsored by the Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance. Winners will split $450 in prize money.
The contest theme—“April 19, 1943: Choosing to Act”—focuses on the Museum’s core exhibition, which focuses on that day in the Holocaust.
Students in grades 6-12 are encouraged to research the events that occurred on April 19, 1943 in the Holocaust and respond in an artistic way to those events, the choices made and the people who made them. Teachers and students are also encouraged to visit the Museum as part of their preparation for the contest.
Art work in any two-dimensional medium may be submitted, as long as it is received by the contest deadline of March 23rd. You may download the complete entry rules.
Winners will be recognized in two contest categories—sixth through eight grade and ninth through 12th grade. First place winners in each category will receive $100, second place $75 and third place $50.
Winners will be announced April 5th, and students will be personally invited to attend the Museum’s Yom Hashoah program on April 19th, where their art work will be displayed and they will be formally recognized and presented their awards.
Dr. Tamara Freeman, a nationally recognized Holocaust educator will present a music lecture-recital from the Holocaust’s Jewish ghettos at the annual Yom Hashoah remembrance, which will be held at Temple Shalom on April 19 at 6:30 p.m.
The 2012 Art Contest in supported in part by the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs and the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.