Lin, Thammineni, and Wang Chosen for Chapman University Holocaust Art and Writing Contest


BYMS has selected three entries to be represented at Chapman University for the Annual Holocaust Art and Writing Contest. Preston Lin was chosen for the poetry category, Rohita Thammineni was selected for prose, and Cindy Wang was picked for art.

“In partnership with The 1939 Society, one of the largest and most active Holocaust survivor organizations in the United States, and with the support of the Samueli Foundation, Dana and Yossie Hollander and others, the Rodgers Center annually sponsors an art and writing contest for middle and high school students,” stated This year is the 18th Annual Holocaust Art and Writing Contest.

The Annual Art and Writing Contest is a contest that Chapman University holds for middle and high school students. The themes are based on the Holocaust and encourage students to share their response from the survivors’ oral testimonies in a creative way. This year’s theme is I Have a Story to Tell.

Students can share their creativity through art, film, prose, and/or poetry. Every school that participates can turn in a total of three entries from three individual students. “Students will be eligible to win a first prize award of $500 in each category. Educators and schools will also be eligible to win the first prize of $250 each,” stated

The first-place student winners, their parents/guardians, and their teacher will be invited to an expense-paid trip to Holocaust Memorial Museum and other sites in Washington, D.C. “Students awarded the second prize in each category will receive $300 and their sponsoring educator and school will receive $150 each,” later added