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Competition Brief

Based on the theme Creating a more caring and just society in which human rights and diversity are respected and valued; How the Youth of South Africa can join the movement. Create a creative project that best tells the stories of South African youth and how they can contribute towards a society that values equality and celebrates difference and diversity.

The work can be in entered in one of three categories:

  • Creative Writing: Poetry and Short Stories
  • Artwork: Painting and Drawing
  • Artwork: Sculpture

Purpose of the Competition 

This competition is aimed to create awareness in young South African about the power that they hold as individuals to impact the future of South Africa. It is meant to create a desire to be part of the change needed in this country and to help young South Africans see that they can also play a vital role in preventing discrimination, sexism, racism and other forms of bigotry. This contest empowers young South Africans to come up with the solutions they feel will facilitate growth and tolerance.


Category Guidelines

1. Creative Writing ( Poetry and Short stories)
• Two poems per participant
• One short story per participant no longer than 3000 words.
• Submissions to be in English.

2. Artwork: Painting and Drawing
• Each entry must be accompanied by a description of no more than 500 words.
• Judges will assist to draw up criteria for the contest

3. Artwork: Sculptures
• Each entry must be accompanied by a description of no more than 500 words.
• Judges will assist to draw up criteria for the contest


Rules and Regulations

1) Entrants should be between the ages of 15 and 23 years when entering the competition.
2) All writing pieces to be submitted via email to admin@dbnholocaust.co.za
3) Artworks to be delivered or mailed to the Durban Holocaust and Genocide Centre at 44 KE Masinga, Durban.
4) Only original piece will be accepted for this contest. Any work that is plagiarised will be disqualified immediately.
5) Adherence to the topic will be taken into consideration when assessing work.
6) Selected submissions will be exhibited at the Durban Holocaust and Genocide centre for the month of August 2019 and must be collected once the exhibition has ended.
7) Competition closes on the 31st of May 2019 and all entrants are invited to a public event where exceptional entries will be awarded certificates and prizes.
8) Only entries with an entry form will be considered.
9) Please note that the Durban Holocaust and Genocide Centre cannot accept liability for any damages to the entries.
10) Entrants will be contacted if their work has been nominated by the judges.