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Students in grades 6 through 12 can win cash prizes; entries accepted through April 7.

The Holocaust Museum and Learning Center (HMLC) is seeking entries for the 2017 Art and Writing Contest. The contest asks creative middle and high school students to express the difficult and inspiring lessons of the Holocaust. This is the 14th year that the annual competition has been held in dedication to the memory of the 1.5 million children who perished in the Holocaust and in honor of the grandchildren of sponsors Dr. Ira (of blessed memory) and Judith Gall. Winning entries in each division will be awarded cash prizes and will be displayed at the Museum.

For the writing contest, students may write a poem, newspaper article, story, play/dialogue or essay. Entries will be judged on content, originality and quality of expression and accuracy. For the art contest, students may create a sculpture, drawing, photograph, painting, poster, collage or 5-minute video or DVD. The work will be judged on creativity, excellence and content.

Official rules, submission details and further information are listed on the entry form, which can be picked up at the HMLC at 12 Millstone Campus Drive or can be downloaded at Entries must be received by the HMLC no later than 4:300 pm on Friday, April 7, 2017 (postmarks not accepted). For additional information, contact Dan Reich at or 314-442-3714.