City of Akron 29th Annual Holocaust Arts and Writing Contest

Deadline for Entry, February 3, 2017
2017 Theme:

"When Hatred Becomes Law: The Eroding of Rights in Nazi Germany 1933 - 1939"

Mayor Dan Horrigan


Welcome to the City of Akron Holocaust Arts and Writing Contest webpage.  Here you will find all the information needed to participate in the contest, as well as a showcase of winning entries from previous years.

Thanks to our sponsors and continuing partnership with the community, this year marks the 29th year for the contest and the 31st year of our Annual Holocaust Commemoration Ceremony.

I am truly grateful to the many community members and teachers who have dedicated their time and expertise, by educating students and honoring the lives lost during this time in our world’s history.  Are commitment to remembering assures that the next generation will never forget these past horrific actions, and is better prepared to stand firm against hatred.

Our students’ awe-inspiring submissions are a testimony to the depth of their understanding of each year’s theme.  Their ability to communicate powerful messages through their unique talents is also a source of pride for our entire community.

I invite you to join us this year as we explore and gain insights from this year’s theme, “When Hatred Becomes Law: The Eroding of Rights in Nazi Germany 1933-1939.”

Our annual exhibit of winners, awards ceremony and commemoration will be held at the Main Library of the Akron Summit County Public Library.  The Holocaust Art and Writing Exhibit will be held April 17 to May 17, 2017.  The Awards Ceremony and Commemoration, open to the entire community, will be held April 25.

First place winners are awarded an all-expenses paid trip to Washington, D.C. to visit the United States Holocaust Museum and other historical sites.

On behalf of the entire Holocaust Arts and Writing Contest and Commemoration committee, we look forward to seeing your submissions on February 3.

2017 Holocaust Arts and Writing Ceremony Photos


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