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Mordechai Anielewicz Creative Arts Competition 2024


Monday, May 20, 2024

Ceremony Begins at 7:00 PM
(Come early to view the art exhibit)



Students in Grades 7-12 are invited to participate

All entries are due by Friday, March 1, 2024.

Named in memory of the heroic young leader who organized Jewish resistance and gave his life fighting in the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising of 1943, the Mordechai Anielewicz Creative Arts Competition invites students in grades 7 - 12 to learn about the Holocaust and respond by means of creative expression.

Students may submit original works in the form of poetry, prose, drawing, painting, sculpture, music, dance and video. Artwork will be exhibited on-site at Gratz College in the Kramer Gallery. Through a multi-level judging process, selected works will be eligible for prizes and recognized at an awards ceremony on Monday, May 20, 2024. All students submitting entries will receive a certificate of participation.

Dr. Maureen Pelta, Chair
Professor of Art History
Moore College of Art and Design

Questions? Contact Mindy Blechman,, 215-635-7300, X154

Submit my entry2022 entries 2023 entries

Teachers who have questions about Holocaust education pedagogy and age-appropriate materials for students are invited to contact Josey G. Fisher, Holocaust Education Consultant, at

This program was formerly sponsored by Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, Jewish Community Relations Council for many years. Gratz College is grateful to Beth Razin of JFGP/JCRC who is consulting on the transition of the program from Jewish Federation to Gratz College.


  • Cultural Resistance: Art, Music, Poetry and Education
  • The Experiences of Children
  • Life and Resistance in the Ghetto
  • Life and Resistance in the Concentration Camps
  • Communities of Conscience: Rescue During the Holocaust
  • The World Watched in Silence
  • Liberation and its Aftermath
  • Are You Your Brother’s Keeper?

Pictured at top of page:
Detail of "Still Burning" by Sharon Kho, 10th G, Central High School, Teacher: Daniel Kannengieszer


competition information

Please read and follow all instructions carefully to ensure your entry is considered.

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