The ATT’s Pogrund Family Essay and Judaic Artwork Contests are for students, grades 3-12, of its affiliated schools. Funded through the generosity of the Pogrund Family, the contests provide students the opportunity to demonstrate their creativity, ability to research Jewish topics, and to express themselves through writing/art. A student may participate in one or both contests by submitting one entry for the Pogrund Family Essay contest and one entry for the Pogrund Family Judaic Artwork contest.
Contest Prizes: $50.00 check per winner
The goals of the contest are:
To encourage students to do research on a specific chesed that is fundamental to the Torah way of life
To illustrate creatively and explain the relevance of that chesed
To allow students the opportunity of strengthening their commitment to Judaism through creative expression
To encourage students to improve their communication skills in a different medium – art
To recognize and celebrate our students’ creativity
Artwork should focus on a specific chesed chosen by the student. Include a minimum of six details about the chesed – i.e. mitzvos, special customs, reasons/benefits for doing the chesed, origin of the chesed in Tanach or our history. Use a title that includes the name of the chesed. Choose from one of the following options:
Create a story board illustrating a specific chesed that is fundamental to the Torah way of life, or
Create an informational board depicting/explaining a specific chesed that is fundamental to the Torah way of life
All artwork should be the student’s original work reflecting an original design or concept of the student. One entry per student.
Why you chose to illustrate this specific chesed (its special meaning to you)
Explanation should contain a title that includes the name of the chesed.
Use white or off-white paper that is 9” x 12” and 70 lb. – 90 lb. (Currently available at Walmart or the ATT (2 sheets of paper per student will be available for pick up during business hours)
Acceptable materials are pencils, crayons, paints, markers or color pencils. Only freehand drawn letters may be used. Artwork can be realistic or abstract. People and animals can be included. Artwork should be two dimensional.
Artwork should not contain:
Computer-generated art and graphics
Copyrighted characters, photographs and magazine or newspaper illustrations
Glitter, wood, plastic, glass or metal
Taped/glued on pieces and stickers
Prizes: $50.00 per winner
All submitted artwork is the property of the ATT and may be published in an ATT publication. Artwork should be hand delivered to the ATT, 3531 Madison Street, Skokie, IL 60076, to maintain its original shape and submission condition. Please take a picture of your submission for your records.
Deadline: Thursday, January 27, 2022, by 5:00 p.m.