Rockland museum offers literary and visual arts competition

Rockland museum offers literary and visual arts competition

Rockland’s Holocaust Museum & Center for Tolerance and Education is holding its 24th annual Siegelbaum Literary and Visual Arts Competition. This year, the competition, for students, is called “Telling it Forward.”

The competition has three categories — literary arts, multimedia, and visual arts. Entries will be judged in two divisions — for sixth through eighth graders, and for ninth through 12th graders. Each category in both divisions will award first, second, and third places awards, with gift cards. The teacher who submits the entry for each first prize winning student also will receive a $100 gift card to spend in the classroom — one per teacher. Experienced educators will be the judges.

During the pandemic, families have been forced to stay home with their loved ones. The museum is interested in stories that students have heard that gave them strength, resilience, or courage. The museum wants to hear students’ stories and encourages them  to tell a piece of family history that inspires them to make a difference in this world.

Judy Siegelbaum established the competition in memory of her husband, Dr. Harold Siegelbaum, whose vision helped found the museum.

The deadline for entries is March 1. Winners will be announced on May 15 and recognized at an online awards ceremony. The guidelines, entry forms, and all instructions are at

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