“I owe it to all those who did not survive to tell the story.”
-Lusia Hornstein, Local Survivor

Engage with the powerful stories of local Holocaust survivors through participation in the Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center’s 2020-2021 Carrying the Stories Forward Writing Contest. Students in grades 7-12 are invited to view Holocaust survivor testimony, conduct research about Holocaust history, and write an essay or poem communicating the importance of carrying forward Holocaust survivors’ stories.

Writing Contest Details

The first document below includes contest details and guidelines, including this year’s theme and prompt, submission information, contest eligibility, information for educators, and more. Please review this information thoroughly before submitting an entry to the contest. The source sheet template is also listed below.

Carrying the Stories Forward Writing Contest Guidelines (Updated Jan. 2021)

Source Sheet (Word)Source Sheet (PDF)

Submission Deadline

Entries must be submitted online via the submission form by Friday, February 12, 2021 at 11:59 pm.

Submission Form

Questions? Please contact Sarah Schneider, Program Coordinator, by e-mail at [email protected].