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Holocaust Reflection Contest

This contest is sponsored by the Holocaust Learning and Education Fund, Inc. and hosted by Nova Southeastern University (NSU). Students from across the state of Florida have been participating in the contest since 2015. Each year, we receive approximately 1,500 entries from more than 100 schools. All contest submissions are reviewed and judged by a panel of volunteer educators and community members.

The contest is open February 1–March 10, 2021 to all Florida middle and high school students.

The State of Florida's education mandate requires all middle and high school students to study the Holocaust. Participation in this contest fulfills this educational objective.

Prizes

Each winning student receives

  • 1st Place $1000
  • 2nd Place $250
  • an invitation to attend an awards ceremony on the NSU campus in Fort Lauderdale*
  • private tour of the Craig and Barbara Weiner Holocaust Reflection Resource Center*

To receive prizes, each winning student must submit a signed parent/guardian release form.

Each teacher of a winning student receives

  • 1st Place $500
  • 2nd Place $250
  • an invitation to attend an awards ceremony on the NSU campus in Fort Lauderdale*
  • private tour of the Craig and Barbara Weiner Holocaust Reflection Resource Center*

Participation Awards

  • Every student who enters the contest receives a digital Certificate of Participation.
  • Each participating teacher (with at least 10 students who submit valid entries) receives a $25 Target gift card.

Note: Parents of home-schooled children who enter or win the contest are ineligible for prizes designated for teachers.

* Due to COVID-19 precautions, we may change the in-person activities to a virtual award ceremony.

 

Learn More

Use the Teacher Checklist and Student Checklist to ensure you're on track to successfully complete and submit your project.

Review previous winning entries.

Please read the Frequently Asked Questions page to see if we address your questions.

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Send all questions to holocaustessay@nova.edu.

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