Paul Seideman Annual Composition Prize Entries Open
Background Paul Seideman is a Holocaust survivor. Paul established a competition for Year 10 and Year 11-13 students at New Zealand secondary schools where the Holocaust is part of the curriculum. As a young Jewish boy in then Czechoslovakia, Paul suffered enormously but managed to survive for several years in the Nazi German concentration and labour camps during World War II. After liberation, Paul emigrated to Australia and then New Zealand. He now lives in a Wellington retirement home. To commemorate the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau by the Soviet Army on 27 January 1945, Paul funded an annual competition. Entries are now open for the Paul Seideman Annual Composition Prize.
Essay Topic Why do some people stand by during times of injustice, while others try to do something to stop or prevent injustice? (You must reference the Holocaust in your answer). Categories Year 10 Year 11-13
Format & Entry Requirements Entries may be in the form of an essay, video/media clip or other digital format in addressing the above essay topic. Entries can be submitted either via email or post. Written essays should be submitted in a PDF format. Entries must include:
Name of student
Current year and name of school
Contact phone number and email
All entries are due by Friday 27th July, 4pm and should be emailed/addressed to: firstname.lastname@example.org, or Chris Harris, National Director of Education, 80 Webb St, Wellington
Prize The successful students will present their winning entries at the United Nations International Holocaust Remembrance Day on 27 January, 2019 at a function in Wellington. The prize includes:
A return flight to Wellington for the student and one guardian
Overnight accommodation in Wellington
A cheque for $200
Winners will be notified on Friday 8, September via phone or email. The winners will be published on the HCNZ website - www.holocaustcentre.org.nz. Winners must be available for the United Nations International Holocaust Remembrance Day on 27th January 2019.