Holocaust Remembrance Service of Northwest Louisiana

Literary Competition Guidelines

Students studying in Northwest Louisiana are encouraged to submit literary entries about the topics shown in the guidelines below.

Deadline for all submissions is midnight March 1st

Middle School Guidelines (Coming Soon)


High School Guidelines (Coming Soon)


Teacher Incentives

Teachers with students who participate in the writing competition will each receive a $25 gift certificate. Teachers who attend the Holocaust Memorial Service with at least three of their students will receive an additional $25 gift certificate. Teachers are requested to review students’ work, and only submit entries worthy of being considered for judging.

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Unfortunately, we cannot accept submissions that do not adhere to these guidelines, that are submitted late, or that come from students outside the Northwest Louisiana area (Caddo, Bossier, Webster, and DeSoto parishes). Submissions will be retained by the Northwest Louisiana Jewish Federation, who will have the right to reprint winning entries in publications including local media/newspapers, or this website. Literary winners will be expected to attend the Holocaust Remembrance Service. Prizes are awarded at the discretion of the Shoah Committee. Some awards may not be given, depending on the number of entries received and evaluation of merit by the panel of judges.