About The Contest

Richmond has become home to many Holocaust and contemporary genocide survivors and refugees. The Virginia Holocaust Museum’s mission is to tell those stories, educating and helping to ensure that the words “Never Again” are someday realized.

For the 2023 art contest, show us the stories of local survivors through your artwork and how they have inspired you!

The contest is open to students in grades 6-12!

The deadline for submission is March 32, 2022

This contest is made possible by a generous grant from Marcus and Carole Weinstein.

 

Learn more about Virginia Holocaust survivors here:

Survivor Testimony/Interviews/Photos

 https://vaholocaust.pastperfectonline.com/archive

https://www.vaholocaust.org/oral-histories/

Virginia Survivor’s Information and Photos

https://www.vaholocaust.org/survivors-in-virginia/

Winners of the 2022 Student Art Contest

There were 98 entries into the competition with 55 schools represented from both the United States, Canada, and Thailand.  The judges for this year’s competition were Holly MarkoffContemporary Mixed Media Artist and Shana Sandhaus, Evaluation and Research Specialist, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Arts and Education Division.

See last year’s winning entries below.

CONTEST AWARDS FOR JUNIOR AND SENIOR DIVISONS:

1st Place:  $500

2nd Place: $250

3rd Place: $150

Honorable Mention: $100

OPEN TO STUDENTS IN GRADES 6-12!

Click HERE for Contest Rules and Guidelines (Insert file for rules and guidelines here).

Submission Deadline: 3/31/2023

Submissions are due March 31st, 2023 for a chance to receive the Carole Weinstein Prize for Tolerance and Justice in the Visual Arts.

Questions:

Please email Megan Ferenczy, Director of Education mferenczy@vaholocaust.org.

Download An Entry Packet

 

 

Click HERE to Download a packet

2022 Junior Division (Grades 6-8) Winners

 

1st Place

Amira S.

2nd Place

Violet F.

3rd Place

Teerada M.

Honorable Mention

Elena C.

2022 Senior Division (Grades 9-12) Winners

 

1st Place

Sarah M.

2nd Place

Jessica I.  

3rd Place

Pumiphat J.

Honorable Mention

Allyson W.

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