Thursday, January 5, 2012

NMJHS Announces Creative Writing Contest

Rosalia Myers Feinstein Creative Writing Contest for New Mexico Youth:  The New Mexico Jewish Historical Society (NMJHS) invites New Mexico youth (ages 9-14) to participate in an essay contest that offers cash prizes and the opportunity for publication. 

Topics are up to the writer, but they must focus on the history and culture of Jewish New Mexico. Submissions should be between 500 and 1000 words and show evidence of creativity, historical accuracy, and use of available resources. 
Formats may include any of the following: essay, research paper, fictional diary, poem, genealogical history of a family, individual histories of ancestors, oral history or Power Point presentation. 
Submissions will be judged anonymously by a panel of NMJHS judges. The top three winnerswill receive cash prizes, and their essays will be published in Legacy, the quarterly newsletter of the New Mexico Jewish Historical Society.
The essay contest is named in honor of Rosalia Myers Feinstein (1940-2009), a researcher and author of family history and NMJHS member who considered Albuquerque her hometown. 
Deadline for submissions is 5:00 p.m. on March 1, 2012
Please submit original materials to: Creative Writing Contest, New Mexico Jewish Historical Society, 5520 Wyoming Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109.
Submissions should include the individual’s name, address, phone number, email, name of school, and grade.
For further information, please contact Naomi Sandweiss at

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