2023 Contest Dates Announced

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Announcing our 2023 art, video, and creative writing contest!

Michiana educators, here are the dates you'll want to keep in mind for your Spring 2023 curriculum planning:

  • Submission period opens: early February, 2023

  • Submissions due: Friday, March 17, 2023

  • Exhibition and Awards Ceremony: Sunday, April 16, 2023

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What is The People Next Door?

The People Next Door contest is an opportunity for students in grades 9-12 to hear the stories of South Bend’s own Holocaust survivors, then creatively respond to their experiences in an original work of art, video, or creative writing.

Cash Prizes

Over $2400 will be awarded to first, second, and third place entries in each category.

Please Spread the Word

We're excited to grow this year's contest into the biggest ever. Do you know a high school teacher in Michiana whose students might like to enter? Relevant subjects include Art, English or Language Arts, Video/TV, History, Social Studies, and more.

Please invite them to join our email list, and follow us on Facebook.