Rules for the Essay Competition

Advanced secondary education - 5th. and 6th. years

Art. 1 – Remembrance of Auschwitz ASBL, Study and Education Center, has established an annual competition in homage to all the victims of the Nazi concentration and extermination camps.

Art. 2 – The competition takes the form of an essay on a subject which is chosen each year.  It lasts for two hours. No information or explanations may be provided while the competition is taking place.

Art. 3 – The prizes for the best essays are awarded every June, so as to coincide with the end-of-year results and with other educational awards.

Art. 4 – Six prizes with a total value of over €750.00, consisting of a diploma, a check for €125.00 and an invitation to take part free of charge in the next study visit to Auschwitz-Birkenau, will be offered jointly according to financial circumstances by the Auschwitz and the country’s French-speaking provinces.  The Auschwitz Foundation reserves the right to publish the prize-winning essays.

Art. 5 – Essays must be sent to the ASBL Remembrance of Auschwitz, rue des Tanneurs 65, 1000 Brussels, on the date fixed according to the terms of these rules.

Art. 6 – The essays will be reviewed by a jury formed for that purpose, composed by members of our Board of Administration, teachers and anyone else the jury considers may be useful.  Each member of the jury will present a report on the essays he is asked to review.  After examining all these reports, the jury will decide how to award the prizes.  Its decision is final.

Art. 7 – The Board of Administration will decide on all matters not foreseen by these rules.

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