Holocaust Remembrance Service of Northwest Louisiana
Students studying in Northwest Louisiana are encouraged to submit literary entries about the topics shown in the guidelines below.
Deadline for all submissions is midnight March 1
Click here for Middle School Guidelines
Submit an essay
1st place $200 Gift Card
2nd place $100 Gift Card
3rd place $50 Gift Card
Click here for High School Guidelines
Submit an essay, story or narrative poem
1st place $400 Gift Card
2nd place $200 Gift Card
3rd place $100 Gift Card
Literary Competition Guidelines
Unfortunately, we cannot accept submissions that do not adhere to these guidelines, that are submitted late, or that come from students outside the Northwest Louisiana area (Caddo, Bossier, Webster, and DeSoto parishes). Submissions will be retained by the Northwest Louisiana Jewish Federation, who will have the right to reprint winning entries in publications including local media/newspapers, or this website. Literary winners will be expected to attend the Holocaust Remembrance Service. Prizes are awarded at the discretion of the Shoah Committee. Some awards may not be given, depending on the number of entries received and evaluation of merit by the panel of judges.
Teachers with students who participate in the writing competition will each receive a $25 gift certificate. Teachers who attend the Holocaust Memorial Service with at least three of their students will receive an additional $25 gift certificate. Teachers are requested to review students’ work, and only submit entries worthy of being considered for judging.
Guidelines for 2019 Literary Competition