The Center for Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights Education of North Carolina 
Holocaust Speakers Bureau 

​​The Center For Holocaust, Genocide, And Human Rights Education Of North Carolina

is pleased to announce the winners of our poster competition.

We applaud all of the contestants and thank them for their thoughtful, well executed entries.

Congratulations to our 2018 winners!

Click entry titles to read the students' essays describing why their poster is relevant to this year's theme:
DEFIANCE—Unarmed Resistance During the Holocaust.

 High School



Holocaust Commemoration Poster Competition
For North Carolina Middle and High School Students

The 2018 poster theme was
DEFIANCE—Unarmed Resistance During the Holocaust

See above for full list of the 2018 winning posters.  Future poster contests & details will be announced as planned.  

This poster competition is open to all North Carolina middle and high school students. The goal of the 2018 contest was to encourage students to learn about spiritual resistance, cultural resistance, and political activism during the Holocaust. Whether observing a religious holiday in a concentration camp, transporting a child on a bicycle so she could hide in a Christian home, or sharing recipes to keep spirits bolstered while starving in the woods, Jews and other victims of the Nazis remained hopeful and believed in the future.

Prizes are awarded in two categories: middle school and high school. In each category, we award a 1st prize of $150, 2nd prize of $75, and honorable mention of $50. Entries must be accompanied by a completed entry form and an essay of approximately 125 words describing why the poster is relevant to the theme.

Prizes were awarded at the annual Holocaust commemoration held in Durham, NC, on April 15, 2018. Winning posters and accompanying essays were displayed at the commemoration.

If you have information on regional or national poster contests

relevant to our mission, please contact Sharon Halperin.

1st Place:  Jenny Yan 
Riverside High School, Durham, NC (Teacher: Alexander Groff)
Entry title: Resist with Soul

2nd Place:  Qi (Penny) Fan
Green Hope High School, Cary, NC

(Teacher: Teresa Prichard) 
Entry title: Secret Preservation

2nd Place: Katie Bryant
Lowe’s Grove Magnet Middle School, Durham, NC. 
(Teacher: Corey Barringer)
Entry title: Ringelblum Milk Can​

Middle School

Honorable Mention:  Isabella Bowen

Envision Science Academy, Wake Forest, NC (Teachers: Leanne Glace and Wesley Hoag)

Entry title: 7000 Stars Shining

1st Place:  Amaryna Chapman 
East Alexander Middle School, Hiddenite, NC.
(Teacher: Adam Kennington)
Entry title: White Rose​

Honorable Mention: Olivia Steen
Holly Springs High School, Holly Springs, NC (Teacher: Amy Emard)
Entry title: Significance

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