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 23rd Annual Holocaust Art & Writing ContestTurning Memory to Strength: Living with Courage, Resilience and Hope. 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.

Submissions via postal mail are due by February 1, 2022, and digital submissions are due by February 3, 2022.


For more information visit the contest website. For questions and to request a poster contact Jessica MyLymuk at

Turning Memory to Strength: Living with Courage, Resilience and Hope

Register now for the 21st Annual Holocaust Art and Writing contest, presented by Chapman University and the 1939 Society in cooperation with the Sarah and Chaim Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre.