Holocaust Remembrance Poster Contest Selects Winners

Thu, 08/08/2013 - 10:26am

Sixteen art and design students from around the world were chosen as winners of this year’s “Keeping the Memory Alive” International Poster Design Competition. The competition is supported by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA), Yad Vashem, London Jewish Cultural Centre, European Shoah Legacy Institute, 2014 Canadian IHRA Chairmanship, and Holocaust and United Nations Outreach Program.

USC Shoah Foundation managing director Kim Simon was one of the judges for this year’s competition; other judges included artists, Holocaust survivors, and leaders of Holocaust education programs and memorial centers around the world.

College students were asked to design posters commemorating International Holocaust Remembrance Day on January 27, 2014, inspired by the theme “Keeping the Memory Alive – Journeys Through the Holocaust.”  The 16 winning designs, out of hundreds of submissions, will be mounted around the world, including in parliament and UN offices.

A lesson plan about the winning posters will also be developed by pedagogical experts for teachers around the world to use in their classrooms.

This year’s first, second and third place winners are Caitlin McGinn of Canada, Carling Hind of Canada, and James Alonso of UK, respectively. Other winners hail from Israel, Russia, Czech Republic, and Slovenia.