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Max May & Lydia May Memorial

Holocaust Art & Writing Contest

2024 Theme

One Person Can Make a Difference: Righteous Among the Nations

Explore ways in which non-Jews took great risks to save Jews during the Holocaust.

The Max & Lydia May Holocaust Art and Writing is named after the grandparents of Renate Frydman, Director of the Dayton Holocaust Resource Center. Each year, students in grades 5-8 (Division I) AND 9-12 (Division II), attending public school, parochial school, or are home schooled within the Miami Valley are invited to learn more about the Holocaust and share their reflections through artistic expression and creative writing.

WHAT CAN STUDENTS SUBMIT?
In order to qualify, all submissions must incorporate the current year’s theme. Students are encouraged to not just explore the history and aftermath of the Holocaust, but to also engage artistically with this year’s specific focus. Student art and writing submissions must be the independent effort of the student. All submissions will be judged on originality and relevance to the theme.

Art
Examples of art accepted are drawings, painting, photography, print making, three-dimensional sculpture, and mixed media. Three-dimensional art submissions should be no larger than 3ftx3ft and weigh no more than 5-10lbs. Two-dimensional or digitally created art may be larger, however, it must be securely matted to heavy weight matte board or foam core.

Writing
Types of writing accepted are fiction, nonfiction and poetry. Each entry should not exceed 2,000 words and must be typed and double spaced.

HOW TO SUBMIT MAX & LYDIA MAY ART AND WRITING CONTEST
Art Submissions
Download form at Daytonholocaust.org or by clicking the below link. All art submissions must be dropped off at Beth Jacob Synagogue between March 18-22, 2024. Contact Tammy at Beth Jacob Synagogue, (937)274-2149 to arrange your drop off. Art submission must be original image. Include the following information with your work: Student name, school, grade, teacher, teacher email, and the title of the piece. Please include a brief artist statement describing your work. Securely attach the entry form to the back or on the bottom of the piece. If any additional writing is submitted, it must be in a plastic sleeve or protective framing and clearly labeled. For safety and ease of transport, do not use any sharp objects or pointed edges on the art piece. Please note at this time we do not accept artwork sent in digitally.

Writing Submissions
Download form at Daytonholocaust.org or by clicking the below link. Writing must be formatted in either Word or PDF and emailed to Jane Hochstein (jhochstein@jfgd.net) with the following information included in the body of the email: Student name, school, grade, teacher, teacher email, and the title of the piece.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE AND WINNER NOTIFICATION
March 22, 2024 is the deadline for all submissions. As mentioned above, original artwork must be dropped off at Beth Jacob Synagogue (7020 North Main Street, Dayton, OH 45415).

Communication will be with the teacher listed. The teacher will be notified of contest winners and event details by email. Upon notification, we ask that each teacher relay this information to both the student and to their families. Teachers, please provide a master list and/or a copy of each entry form with the student name and title of the piece.

All students, teachers and family members are invited to attend the Yom Hashoah program on Sunday, May 5, 2024 at Beth Jacob Synagogue. Awards and certificates will be presented during this event.

Resources

 

Jewish Observer

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