Photo credit: WE Day Illinois 2015, Emily Anderson
2017 LEO & ANTONIA GERSHANOV MEMORIAL STUDENT ARTS & WRITING CONTEST
Use your creativity to stand up for humanity.
Illinois students in grades 7 through 12 are invited to address the theme From Observer to Upstander: When Conscience Motivates Action. This is a unique opportunity to focus on those who listen to their moral compass and act to help those who are being persecuted.
Entries may take the form of 2-dimensional artwork, poetry, fictional short story, or musical composition. Submissions should draw from the history of the Holocaust and modern genocide.
DEADLINE FOR ALL ENTRIES IS JANUARY 23, 2017.
Entries will be accepted by electronic submission only. The entry form will be made available in November.
Contest winners will receive cash awards between $350 and $2,000. Winners will be recognized during a public ceremony in Spring 2017.
For complete entry guidelines, click here.
For more information, call 847.967.4842, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Leo and Antonia Gershanov survived the Holocaust. They settled in Chicago following World War II and devoted time and resources to the fight against discrimination and prejudice. This legacy was passed on to their children and grandchildren, who have graciously sponsored this contest in their memory.