The Elie Wiesel
Essay Competition

A competition for Year 10 Students in Victoria.

The Elie Wiesel Essay Competition encourages students to write a thought-provoking personal essays that raise questions, single out issues and offer rational arguments for ethical action.

Topic

What lessons can be learned from the Holocaust about the importance of combatting racism and hate speech, and about the need to promote respect for others?

Submissions

Essays should be submitted electronically as a high-resolution PDF document to Dr Dvir Abramovich: dvir@antidef.org.au

Prize

A Prize of $700 and a Certificate of Excellence will be awarded to the student with the winning entry. 

A Prize of $500 and a Certificate of Excellence will be awarded to the student with the second- place winning entry. The winning school will also receive a Certificate of Excellence.

A Prize of $300 and a Certificate of Excellence will be awarded to the student with the third- place winning entry. The winning school will also receive a Certificate of Excellence.

Winners will be honoured and presented with the prizes at a special ceremony

Criteria for Submission

1. Essays will be written in English on a set topic included in this document.

2. The length of the essay is 600 words.

3. Essays should be typed on 12-point font, Times New Roman, double

4. On a separate page attached to their essay, submitters must include their name, contact information, the school they are enrolled in, and their postal and email addresses. They must also sign that page with the following declaration:

This essay is my own work. It has not been published or submitted previously, and does not involve plagiarism or collusion.