2022 Writing Competition Winners and Participants
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2019 Writing Competition Winners
2018 Writing Competition Winners
The Cohn-Haddow Center for Judaic Studies at Wayne State University returns for the Sixth 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 one of the themes listed below. 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.
- Eligible students must be currently enrolled in grades 9-12 in the Metro-Detroit area
- One entry per student
- There is 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 April 20th, 2023
- 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 April 20th, 2023**
9. Please download and complete the entry form and attach to your submission
2023 Suggested Topics and Themes
- "Why is democracy good for Jews?"
- "The importance of critical thinking"
- "'What is the best way to combat Anti-semitism?"
- "What does it mean to be Jewish in the 21st century?"
- "Does Judaism have a diversity requirement"?
- "What does 'proud to be a Jew' mean in 2021"?
- "There is more than one way to be Jewish?"
- "Lessons from Jewish history that are relevant today"
- "The Jewish family is an essential feature of Jewish Life"
- "Jews have survived as a People because . . ."
If you have any questions, contact the Director: firstname.lastname@example.org