The Cohn-Haddow Center for Judaic Studies at Wayne State University returns for the Fourth Annual Writing Competition for high school students in the Metro-Detroit area.
Students in ninth through twelfth grades are invited to submit an original work of poetry, prose, or non-fiction that deals with an aspect of Jewish culture and/or Jewish life, past or present. The best submission in each category will be awarded a cash prize of $500, with awards of $100 for honorable mentions in each category. In addition, award winning entrees will be published online and in print in a literary magazine that the Center will produce.
- Eligible students must be currently enrolled in grades 9-12
- One entry per student
- There are no minimum or maximum word-count or length for submissions. Suggested length is between 500 and 2000 words
- Submissions must be the student's own original work
- Submissions must be typed, double-spaced, and proofread thoroughly
- All judge's decisions are final
- The competition deadline is March 1st, 2019
- Please print out and mail a hard copy of your essay to:
Cohn-Haddow Center for Judaic Studies
2311 Faculty/Admin. Building
656 W. Kirby Detroit, MI 48202
**Mailed in essays must be postmarked by March 1st, 2019**
9. Please download and complete the entry form (PDF) and attach it to your submission
Suggested Topics and Themes
- "What does it mean to be Jewish in the 21st century?"
- "Lessons from Jewish History that are relevant today"
- "There is more than one way to be Jewish"
- "The Jewish family is an essential feature of Jewish life" "
- Jews have survived as a People because . . ."
If you have any questions, contact our Administrative Assistant: firstname.lastname@example.org.