Middle and high school students are eligible to enter the statewide annual Holocaust art and writing contest sponsored by the Georgia Commission on the Holocaust in cooperation with the Georgia Department of Education.
State Sen. Buddy Carter, R-Pooler, announced the contests “What Are the Lessons of the Holocaust?” which began in 1995 and include music for the first time this year, earlier this week.
The contests encourage students to learn the lessons of the Holocaust and the nature and repercussions of unchecked hate and prejudice. Winning students will be presented cash awards during the official State of Georgia Days of Remembrance of the Victims of the Holocaust ceremony in the State Capitol in Atlanta in May.
The Georgia Commission on the Holocaust provides character education programs throughout the state. The commission deals with hate speech, bullying and other issues concerning discrimination in today’s society.
Guidelines and deadline for What Are the Lessons of the Holocaust art, writing and music contests can be found on the commission’s website, www.holocaust.georgia.gov or by calling (678) 839-6281.