Illinois students in grades 7-12 are invited to address the theme "From Observer to Upstander: When Conscience Motivates Action." This is a unique opportunity to focus on those who listen to their moral compass and act to help those who are being persecuted.
Entries may take the form of 2-dimensional artwork, poetry, fictional short story, or musical composition. Submissions should draw from the history of the Holocaust and modern genocide.
-Define what constitutes justice
-Clearly state whether they believe justice after genocide is attainable
-Support their position with examples from past and ongoing judicial proceedings
-Only Illinois students in grades 9-12 may enter
-Only one entry per student is permitted
-Entries must represent the independent and original effort of the student writer
-Originality, content and writing quality will be evaluated. Entries not strictly adhering to listed requirements will be disqualified
-Essays must not exceed 2,000 words
-Essays must be non-fiction prose in the form of a persuasive essay
-Essays must include a works-cited page, at least one element of which may not be an online resource
For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.