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Statewide Holocaust Art and Writing Contest Announced

Friday, January 21, 2005  Contact: Office of Communications 404-651-7774


Georgia Program Enters 10th Year

KENNESAW, GA – The Georgia Commission on the Holocaust announced today that they will be holding their acclaimed statewide art and writing contest for a 10th year. “What Are the Lessons of the Holocaust?” will be conducted in cooperation with the Georgia Department of Education.

“The Georgia Commission on the Holocaust art and writing contest helps in teaching the lessons our society has learned about the dangers of hate and discrimination,” said Governor Sonny Perdue. “I thank the Commission for their diligence in promoting the importance of moral courage and for their good work in facilitating this program.”

Middle and high school students in the State of Georgia submit artwork and writing about the Holocaust. Every school is permitted to send three entries in each of the two categories to the state contest. All art and writing entries must be postmarked no later than March 21, 2005 and sent to:

Georgia Commission on the Holocaust
c/o Kennesaw State University
1000 Chastain Rd. Suite 124
Drop Box 3308
Kennesaw, GA 30144

Winning students and their teachers will be presented awards at the Georgia Capitol during the Official State Observance of the Days of Remembrance program on May 6, 2005.

Pacesetter Steel Service of Kennesaw, GA will sponsor the competition. “We are proud to sponsor such a meaningful program which benefits both students and teachers,” said Pacesetter President and CEO Steve Leebow. “This competition provides an opportunity for students to study history and learn the importance of standing up for what is right.”

For more contest information, please call (678) 797-2084 or visit the Georgia Commission on the Holocaust website at