2nd Annual Essay Contest in Commemoration of Yom Hahoah - Holocaust Remembrance Day 2021 Rules

Eligibility:  Open to all Middle School and High School Students, grades 5-12, who live and/or attend school in the Chappaqua Central School District

Awards in Each Category:

Middle School:  First Prize $100, Second Prize $50, Third Prize $25, Honorable Mention: Certificates

High School:  First Prize $100, Second Prize $50, Third Prize $25, Honorable Mention: Certificates 

Ceremony:  First Prize Winner in Each Category will be read at the New Castle Yom Hashoah - Holocaust Remembrance Day Ceremony on Thursday, April 15th at 6:00 pm on Zoom.

Entries:  Must include name, address, phone number, e-mail address, name of school and grade and must be electronically submitted to arosenberg@mynewcastle.org and ssaiontz@mynewcastle.org

Deadline:  Monday, March 22nd at 4pm.  NO EXTENSIONS.

Rules/Judging Criteria:

  • The High School competition will be judged by the New Castle Holocaust & Human Rights Committee Members
  • The Middle School competition will be judged by the New Castle Holocaust & Human Rights Committee Members and the students of Horace Greeley High School Club’s E.N.O.U.G.H – Educate Now On Understanding Genocide and Hate
  • Criteria include: creativity, style, originality, and thoughtfulness 
  • High School entries cannot exceed 1000 words  
  • Middle School entries cannot exceed 500 words
  • Accepted file format .doc or pdf.  
  • Entries should be typed and double spaced 

Questions:  email Ali Rosenberg, arosenberg@mynewcastle.org or Stacey Saiontz ssaiontz@mynewcastle.org

Sponsored by:  The Town of New Castle Holocaust & Human Rights Committee & the Students of E.N.O.U.G.H.

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