Sala Kryszek Art & Writing
The annual Sala Kryszek Art & Writing Competition for middle and high school students encourages youth to evaluate history, foster an awareness of the Holocaust, and broaden their minds in the areas of art, history, civics, sociology, and literature. For the competition, students are presented with a prompt that becomes their cue to create a piece of writing or a work of art.
The competition is dedicated to the memory of Sala Kryszek, a Holocaust survivor who came to Portland after the Second World War and lived here until her death in 1986. The Jakob Kryszek family generously funds the program. Top entries in both writing and art are presented with the Sala Kryszek Award, which includes a trip to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. In late spring an exhibit of the winners will also be on display at the OJMCHE.