Sala Kryszek Art & Writing Competition
To thoughtfully respond to the prompt, carefully consider these questions:
How could the Holocaust happen in a country like Germany, a country with abundant education and people who achieved great advancements in science, art, music, literature and philosophy? Do you think that something like this still happens in the world today? What steps can you take now and in the future to offset these events from taking place?
A Grand Prize Sala Kryszek Award winner will be selected in both the writing and art categories. These students, along with one of their parents and one of their teachers, will travel to Washington, D.C., to visit the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. In addition, judges will award first, second, and third place prizes in two divisions: the senior high school division (Grades 9-12), and the junior middle school division (Grades 6-8). Honorable mentions may be awarded. All winners will receive a Certificate of Achievement.
Winning entries will be displayed at OJMCHE and potentially other exhibit venues where communities that extend beyond the classroom can celebrate your students’ outstanding achievements.
The competition is dedicated to the memory of Sala Kryszek, a Holocaust survivor who came to Portland after the Second World War and lived here until her death in 1986. The Jakob Kryszek family generously funds the program.