We are thrilled to announce the winners of the 2017-2018 Waldman International Arts and Writing Competition!

Visual Arts
Middle School
First Place: Butterfly Catcher- Noah Lewis
Second Place: Silence – Emma Turnbull
Third Place: Pieces- Sheina Ehven

High School
First Place: Sculpture – Emily Helman
Second Place: Flower of Hope – Lauren Lucas
Third Place: Reduced to Objects – Makenna Fink

Middle School
First Place: Together at Last – Mushka Altein
Second Place: Jude, Hidden in Amsterdam – Shaina Hashimi
Third Place: Singing to Death – Rachel Bunce

High School
First Place: Poem – Rivky Davidson
Second Place: An Acrostic Series of Haikus About the Experience of Rene Zuroff – Aharon Shollar
Third Place: The Dark of My Eyes – Bina Harlig

About the Competition

The Waldman International Arts and Writing Competition allows students in grades 6-12 to submit original art and compete for academic scholarships. The theme for the 2017-2018 was Children in the Holocaust, 1933-1945.

Participants come from across Allegheny County, and we also receive submissions from students in the Karmiel-Misgav region of Israel. Israeli winners are brought to Pittsburgh to meet American winners and tour the city.

The Waldman International Arts and Writing Competition is now in its 33rd year.

About the Judging

Over 200 students from 17 area schools submitted entries to the 2017-2018 competition, one of our largest number of entrants to date. Each entry is reviewed by three judges, who look at substance, style, and relevance to the theme to assign scores to each one. The judges scores are aggregated, and the highest scoring pieces are declared the winners.

About the Award Ceremony

On Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at 6:30pm, we will be honoring the local and international award-winners at an Awards Ceremony. The ceremony will take place at the Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh (826 Hazelwood Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15217). The event is free and open to the public; at the event, attendees will be able to view all of the winning entries. We hope you’ll join us! To register for the award ceremony, click here.

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The flyer for the award ceremony, which features one of the winning art pieces from this year’s competition.

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