Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh Waldman Arts and Writing Competition
The Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh is excited to continue the three-round format for the Waldman International Arts and Writing competition! In this format, you – the teachers and students – have the opportunity to be recognized in our three rounds of judging, eligible for three levels of prizes!
This competition invites middle and high school students to create artwork and writing around a designated theme in Holocaust remembrance. Their pieces are then entered into a competition judged by first their schools, then the Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh, where the winning students receive cash prizes.
Each school has one “teacher sponsor,” a representative who oversees the school’s first round competition, submits the school’s finalists, and communicates with the Holocaust Center and acts as a liaison to winning students when necessary. Any time between now and February, teacher sponsors sign their school up to participate. At the end of the competition, teacher sponsors will receive a $50 stipend (limit of one per school).
Teachers are encouraged to register by December 2023 to stay up-to-date on correspondence, and so the Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh can publicize the list of participating schools and their contest deadlines.
For contest details, guidelines, prizes, important dates, and registration, please visit hcofpgh.org/waldman/
Participation is free. For the 2023-2024 competition, we will accept submissions from schools located in Western Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia. All educational facilities that serve grades 6 – 12 are eligible to participate in the contest, including public schools, private schools, home schools, alternative schools, other nontraditional education centers, etc.