The 27th Annual Kaplun Essay Contest:
2017 - 2018

Write an essay on:

Of All the Good Deeds You Hope to Perform in the Future, Which One Will You Be Most Proud Of, Why, and How Will It Inspire You?
Level 1 - Grades 7, 8 and 9

Remembering the Holocaust: What Can You Do So We Never Forget and What Steps Can We Take So It Never Happens Again?
Level 2 - Grades 10, 11 and 12


Prizes

Level 1
$1,800.00 = for 1st prize
$750.00 = to each of the 5 finalists

Level 2
$1,800.00 = for 1st prize
$750.00 = to each of the 5 finalists

Entrance prizes of $18.00 will be awarded to the first 50 essays received in each level.


How to enter

1. Essays must be typed, double-spaced and a minimum of 250 words. Level 1 essays may not exceed 1,000 words. Level 2 essays may not exceed 1,500 words.

2. The contestant's name, address with city, state and zip code, telephone number, email address, school name, grade, and date of birth must appear in the top right-hand corner of the first page. The contestant's name must appear on all subsequent pages.

3. To receive a list of the contest finalists, please enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope along with your essay or check the Announcement tab at the end of May.

4. Entries must be postmarked by March 2, 2018 and mailed to:

The Morris J. and Betty Kaplun Foundation, Inc.
c/o Seligson, Rothman & Rothman
29 West 30th Street, 10th Floor
New York, New York 10001


5. International entries (non-US, non-Canadian entries only) must be received by March 2, 2018 and may be emailed to: essays@kaplunfoundation.org

6. Finalists will be notified by May 25, 2018.

7. Prizes will be awarded by June 30, 2018.

8. All entries will become the property of the Foundation and may be reproduced by the Foundation.


Questions? Contact info@kaplunfoundation.org