The Norman E. Alexander Award for Excellence in Jewish Student Writing

Deadline: 
May 31, 2016
Maximum Award: 
$500
Eligibility: 
Other, see comments
Comments: 
For Jewish teens in grades 9 through 12

The Norman E. Alexander Award for Excellence in Jewish Student Writing is seeking essays,

The 2016 topic is: Choose a significant advancement in science, medicine or technology by a living or deceased Jewish-American. How does this innovation impact lives and why is it meaningful to you? 

The contest is sponsored by Fresh Ink for Teens (FIT), the Jewish-American Hall of Fame and The Jewish Week Media Group. The winner will receive a $500 cash prize, plus the inscribed silver Alexander Award medal. In addition, the winning essay will be published on the websites of the sponsors and made available to Jewish high school newspapers that are members of the Jewish Scholastic Press Association, a supporting group of the Alexander Award.

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Eligibility:

  • You must be a Jewish teen
  • You must be in grades 9 through 12

Judging:

  • Originality
  • Creativity
  • Writing style

All entries must include the name of the high school and the grade of the entrant. There is a limit of one entry per student. Winners will be notified by email. Staff, board members and families of The Jewish Week Media Group are not eligible.

Essays not exceeding 500 words should be emailed to Shira Vickar-Fox at freshinkforteens(at)jewishweek.org by the deadline. Consideration will be given to originality, creativity and writing style. The essays will be judged by representatives of The Jewish Week, the Jewish-American Hall of Fame and the Jewish Scholastic Press Association.

All entries must include the name of the high school and the grade of the entrant. There is a limit of one entry per student. Winners will be notified by email. Staff, board members and families of The Jewish Week Media Group are not eligible. All submissions become the property of Fresh Ink for Teens/Jewish Week Media Group.