2019 Grand Prize Winner, Camden Mullens, Boise High School, Grade 11, (Teacher: Sharon Hanson) Photo taken at Yom Ha’Shoah, the Idaho State Observance of Holocaust Remembrance.
To participate in the annual Grades 6-12 Human Rights Poetry Contest, students must reflect on any or all aspects of the Spiral of Injustice and explore these concepts in an original work of poetry.
Students might consider how one of the following quotes etched in the stone of the Idaho Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial relates to interrupting the Spiral of Injustice.
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has. (Margaret Mead)
Be the change you want to see in the world. (Mahatma Gandhi)
Please submit your entry no later than Friday, April 3.
A public awards ceremony will be held in the Idaho Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial on Thursday, May 14. Prizes will be awarded to 1st through 3rd places in the following age categories: grades 6-9 and grades 9-12.
A grand prize winner will also be named – with an invitation for the author of the entry to read his/her poem at the Idaho State Observance of Holocaust Remembrance in the Idaho Statehouse.
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Boise, ID 83702
Phone: (208) 345-0304
If mailing or delivering a submission, clearly PRINT your name, school, grade, teacher’s name and school phone number
with the entry AND include a copy of the submission form.