Writing Contests

2019 Norman E. Alexander Award For Excellence

How To Enter

Submissions must be sent to lily@jewishweek.org by May 29, 2019. All entries must be submitted as a Word Document and include the name of the high school and class year of the entrant.

Contest Rules

Essays will be judged on originality, creativity and writing style. There is a limit of one entry per student. Staff, board members and families of The Jewish Week Media Group are not eligible.

Submitting Work

Essays should not exceed 500 words. Submissions must be sent to lily@jewishweek.org.

Grand-Prize Winner

The winning entrant will  will receive $500 plus the Alexander Award Medal, and will have his/her essay published in The New York Jewish Week and on the websites of The New York Jewish Week, Fresh Ink for Teens and the Jewish-American Hall of Fame. 

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