Max and Lydia May Memorial Holocaust Art and Writing Contest

Deadline for Writing Entries: 
Friday, March 9, 2018. 

Deadline for Art Entries: 
Friday, March 16, 2018

2018 theme: "Heroes of the Holocaust"

Download Entry Form & Brochure Here
Open to grades 5–8 (Division I) and 9–12 (Division II), public, parochial or home schooled in the Miami Valley (OH)
For both art and writing, there will be cash awards and certificates given to first, second, third place and honorable mention pieces.

Incorporating the theme, entries should involve the creative use of any of the following visual media: drawing, painting, photography, print making, three-dimensional sculpture, and mixed media. 

All Art pieces must have two entry forms attached.
› Student Name
› Home Address and Phone Number
› Student Email
› Name of School and Teacher 
› Grade
› Title of Artwork
› Medium
Entries must be submitted by dropping them at: Temple Beth Or
(5275 Marshall Road, Dayton, Ohio 45429 Phone: 937.435.3400 - please call to schedule art drop off.)

Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry and Drama. Poetry and Prose will be judged separately. 

Each Entry:
› Cannot exceed 2,000 words
› Must be typed or printed, double spaced, on one side of the paper
› If mailing a hard copy, please include a cover page and three copies for the judges’ use
› The cover page must include the following information:
    ›› Student Name
    ›› Home Address and Phone Number
    ›› Student Email
    ›› Name of School
    ›› Name of Teacher 
    ›› Grade

Please send writing entries to:
Jewish Federation of Greater Dayton
Attention: Jodi Phares
525 Versailles Drive,  Dayton, Ohio 45459
Email: Writing submissions can also be submitted via email to, with a cover page.

Awards for both art and writing will be announced at the Greater Dayton Yom Hashoah Observance on April 8, 2018, at Beth Jacob Synagogue at 4PM. 

The Jewish Federation of Greater Dayton works in partnership with the Dayton Holocaust Resource Center.

Learn more about the Dayton Holocaust Resource Center