The Holocaust Commission is dedicated to encouraging students to learn about the Holocaust and apply its many lessons to their own lives. The Commission wants students to understand the importance and true nature of moral courage, as the dangers of all types of prejudice, peer pressure, unthinking obedience to authority, and indifference to the suffering of others are still widespread in our world. It is essential that young people develop the moral courage necessary to defeat these dangers, for their own sakes and for the protection of our democratic values.
Competitions are open to middle and high school students.
Prizes will be awarded in each category and division.
First Place: $225
Second Place: $150
Third Place: $100
Winners of Visual Art Competitions will also receive a certificate for one Teen Studio Class from Virginia MOCA.
ALL competition winners will be notified by email no later than Monday, March 18, 2021.