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Children's Jewish Book Month Contest

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Children's Jewish Book Month Contest

Grades 1-2:

  • Drawing contest:

Draw an original picture (8 ½ x 11) related to a specific page in your favorite Jewish-themed book. Drawing must be original; copied illustrations will not be accepted. (Include book title and page number with submission)

  • Writing Contest:

Write a 50-75 word essay on one of the following topics:

  1. My favorite Jewish Book,
  2. My Favorite character from a Jewish Book.

Grades 3-5:

  • Drawing contest:

Draw a picture (8 ½ x 11) related to a specific page in your favorite Jewish-Themed book. Drawing must be original; copied illustrations will not be accepted. (Include book title and page number with submission).

  • Writing Contest: Choose one of the following:
  1. Write a 150-200 word essay on the topic: Why reading Jewish Books is important.
  2. "Interview" a character from your favorite Jewish-themed book. Write at least five questions, each one followed by the answer you imagine the character would give.

Grades 6-8:

  • Drawing Contest: Choose one of the Following
  1. Create an original "book cover" (including the title) for a Jewish-themed book you would love to see published (8 ½ x 11).
  2. On an 8 ½ x 11 sheet of paper, create a "poster" announcing next year's (2011) Children's Jewish Book Month.
  • Writing Contest:
  1. Write a fiction or non-fiction short story of up to 2500 words. The story must have a Jewish theme.
  2. Write the first chapter of a Jewish-themed book you would love to see published. (up to 2500 words.)

Prizes:

First, Second, and Third prize winners will be selected from each contest category at each grade level.

First Prize - $500 ArtScroll Gift Certificate

Second Prize - $350 ArtScroll Gift Certificate

Third Prize - $200 ArtScroll Gift Certificate

Winners’ Schools will each receive a $500 Gift Certificate.

Jewish Themed book from any publisher may be used for any of the contests.

Submissions must be received by ArtScroll no later than May 17, 2010. Winner s will be announced by May 31, 2010. All submissions become property of Artscroll/Mesorah Publications.

Please contact the school office to receive a submission form.

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