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Submissions Being Accepted for Skopp Competition on Holocaust

The fifth Douglas R. Skopp Creative Competition on the Theme of the Holocaust is open for submissions through 3 p.m. Thursday, March 10.

The competition, sponsored by the Jewish Studies Program, gives awards in recognition of excellence in scholarly and artistic creations dealing with ideas and issues surrounding the Holocaust. SUNY Plattsburgh students in any major or program are invited to submit original essays, historical analyses, stories, poems, musical and dance compositions, video productions, theater works and visual arts creations exploring and expressing their own personal relationship to or reflections on the Holocaust. 

The award ceremony is held in conjunction with SUNY Plattsburgh’s annual Holocaust commemoration, Days of Remembrance, to be held Tuesday, May 3 in the Douglas and Evelyn Skopp Holocaust Memorial Gallery in Feinberg Library. Award winners will perform or present their original creations during the observance.

This academic year, there will be two monetary awards — first-place prize of $250 and a second-place prize of $100 given in the following two categories:

Original artistic creation on the theme of the Holocaust

Original scholarship about the Holocaust

For more information or complete competition rules, contact Dr. Jonathan Slater, associate professor, journalism and public relations and director of the Jewish Studies Program, at [email protected].

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