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By learning from the past, we enrich our future. History and experiences can become more than just testimonials and facts. They can serve as sources for mapping your and our nation’s future. The stories of Holocaust survivors are rich with lessons and inspiration.

Florida middle and high school students, with the support of their teachers and parents, are invited to participate in the annual Holocaust Reflection Contest sponsored by the Holocaust Learning and Education Fund, Inc. and hosted by Nova Southeastern University. Students begin by selecting a quotation or survivor's story that inspires them, then submit their reflection in the form of an original essay, a poem, a short film, or an art piece.


Please read the Contest Details and Frequently Asked Questions pages.

Application form NOW CLOSED (no more submissions are being accepted for the 2017-2018 contest)

2018 Winners



By Kairaluchi Oraedu
Vanguard High School


By Jennifer Juarez
Terra Environmental Research Institute


1st Place | “for you were the fewest of all peoples” Deut 7:7
By Sophia Irias
Florida Christian School


By Emma Rome
Liberty Christian Preparatory School


1st Place | “Remembrance”
By Madison Creevay
Barbara Goleman Senior High School
2nd Place | “Resistance”
By Julia Arciola
The North Broward Preparatory Schools



By Paola Chapilliquen
Falcon Cove Middle School
By Ben Diestel
David Posnack Jewish Day School


By Olivia Lobaina
Florida Christian School
2nd Place | Middle School Art
Christopher Rodriguez
Florida Christian School


By Jonathan Tamen
Nautilus Middle School
2nd Place | “One Leap”
By Annabel Seidemann
Omni Middle School
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