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The St. Louis Holocaust Museum & Learning center [hmlc.org]

The Holocaust Museum & Learning Center [HMLC] is seeking entries for the 2020 Art and Writing Contest. The contest asks middle and high school students from across the country to express the difficult and inspiring lessons of the Holocaust.

This is the 17th year that the annual competition has been held in dedication to the memory of the 1.5 million children who perished in the Holocaust. Winning entries in each division will be awarded cash prizes and will be displayed at the museum.

For the writing contest, students may write a poem, newspaper article, story, play/dialogue, or essay. Entries will be judged on content, originality, quality of expression and accuracy. For the art contest, students may create a sculpture, drawing, photograph, painting, poster, collage, or five-minute video or DVD. The work will be judged on creativity, excellence, and content.

Official rules, submission details, and further information are listed on the entry form, which can be picked up at the HMLC at 12 Millstone Campus Drive or can be downloaded at hmlc.org/ArtandWriting. For additional information, contact Dan Reich at DReich@JFedSTL.org or (314) 442-3714. Entries must be received no later than 4 p.m. on Monday, April 20 [postmarks not accepted].