Chapman University’s Annual Holocaust Art & Writing Contest  

Students engage directly with the history of the Holocaust and the personal memories of Holocaust survivors by viewing a survivor or rescuer video testimony from one of the approved websites and responding to the contest prompt by creating an original work of art, film, poetry or prose.


Middle and high school teachers can register now for Chapman University’s 24th Annual Holocaust Art & Writing Contest: The Strength of Love and the Will to Survive. This unique learning opportunity offers a meaningful way for students to engage with the personal stories of Holocaust survivors through their video testimonies and connect with themes relevant to their own lives. 

Chapman University welcomes schools from Canada, the United States and abroad and invites them to submit up to three entries per school in any combination of the following categories: art, film, poetry, or prose. First and second place student winners in both the middle school and high school divisions will be awarded cash prizes along with their corresponding teachers and schools.


Important Dates


Entry Postmark Date
February 1, 2023

Digital Submission due date
February 3, 2023

Awards Ceremony
March 10, 2023


For more information visit the contest website.

The Strength of Love and the Will to Survive


Register now for the 24th Annual Holocaust Art and Writing contest, presented by Chapman University and the 1939 Society in cooperation with the Holocaust Education Centre.