The Holocaust Resource Center of Buffalo along with the Freeland and Joffe Foundations sponsors an annual Arts and Writing Contest, which asks area Middle School and High School students to contemplate a Holocaust-related topic and respond to it in either the visual media or the written word. The resulting works are judged by category and grade level, and at the end of the school year the best are selected for special certificate and cash awards. The Mary Deane Freeland $250 cash award is given to the school library of the student whose entry in the Arts and Writing contest is judged “Best in Show.”

The theme of the 2017 contest is “Getting at the Truth.” This theme coincides with our teacher conference on Denial held on November 14, 2017. The Arts and Writing Award Ceremony will take place on June 1, 2017.  Deadline is March 31, 2017