Judaic Artwork Contest

2023-2024 Judaic Artwork Contest

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 (In 2022-2023, 31 ATT students were Pogrund Family Judaic Artwork winners!)

To view Judaic Artwork Contest flyer, click here.

The goals of the contest are:

  • To encourage students to do research on a specific chag that is fundamental to the Torah way of life or a theme from Tanach
  • To illustrate creatively and explain the relevance of that chag or a theme from Tanach
  • 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 Content Theme – What a specific chag or a theme from Tanach (student’s choice) means to me

To download Artwork Contest rules, click here.

Artwork should focus on a specific chag or a theme from Tanach chosen by the student. Include a minimum of six details about the chag or a theme from Tanach – i.e. mitzvos, special customs, themes of the holiday or a theme from Tanach. Use a title that includes the name of the chag or a theme from Tanach. Choose from one of the following options:

  1. Create a story board illustrating a specific chag from the Jewish calendar or theme from Tanach that is fundamental to the Torah way of life, or
  2. Create an informational board depicting/explaining a specific chag from the Jewish calendar or a theme from Tanach 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.

Download and include this form with a brief written explanation (up to five sentences) that answers the following points.
  1. Explanation of the chag from the Jewish calendar or a theme from Tanach
  2. Why you chose to illustrate this specific chag or theme from Tanach (its special meaning to you)
  3. Explanation should contain a title that includes the name of the chag or a theme from Tanach

Art Medium

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
  • Lamination
  • 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 (In 2022-2023, 31 ATT students were Pogrund Family Judaic Artwork winners!)

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: Wednesday, January 17, 2024, by 5:00 p.m.

To view 2023-2024 Pogrund Family Judaic Artwork Contest Winners, click here.
To view 2022-2023 Pogrund Family Judaic Artwork Contest Winners, click here.