2014 LEO & ANTONIA GERSHANOV MEMORIAL STUDENT ESSAY CONTEST
The expression “A picture is worth a thousand words” sums up the power of a photographic image. In the absence of our presence, photographs reveal the essence of a specific moment in time and place—whether that moment marks a personal family celebration or records an international news item.
Photographs can serve as historical documents. They influence how we remember, interpret and ultimately, see history. A picture is worth a thousand different words to different people, the nature of its value impacted by an individual’s personal experience.
Each essay submitted to the contest should be comprised of two elements:
- Students should choose a specific photograph and describe what it has contributed to their study of the Holocaust or other contemporary genocide.
- Students should examine how photographs document a moment in time, and play a role in the formation of collective memory.
Two valuable resources for photographs from the Holocaust era students may consult are:
Complete details and entry guidelines may be found here.
Entries will be accepted by electronic submission only.
The deadline for all entries is January 23, 2014.
Winners will be notified after March 6, 2014.
Please review all contest requirements before submitting, and be sure to include the photograph within the body of your essay.
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To enter, please fill out the form below and upload your entry.
2014 Leo & Antonia Gershanov Memorial Student Essay Contest
Official Entry Form