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“If I don’t speak, who will?” Alfred Huberman

The Alfred Huberman Award is a writing award designed to encourage young people to learn the lessons of the Holocaust and to ensure that its horrors should never be forgotten.

The Lake District Holocaust Project have set up the award in consultation with the family of Alfred Huberman who was one of the 300 child Holocaust Survivors who arrived in the Lake District in 1945. We are proud to invite young people up to the age of 18 in either full-time or part-time education to submit entries through their schools, or as individuals.

The entries should demonstrate what understanding they have of the Holocaust, how the story impacts on them, and the hopes they have for the future.

The writing can take the form of a short essay, poem or creative writing but should be no more than 500 words. The entries will be judged by an independent panel of assessors and will include a member of Alfred’s family.

Prizes will be awarded for the most striking pieces of writing.

Awards for primary school children aged 8-11 years.

First prize: Waterstones gift voucher £30. Second prize: Waterstones gift voucher £15.

Third prize: Waterstones gift voucher £10.

Awards for secondary school children aged 11-18 years.

First prize: £200.       Second prize: £100.       Third prize: £50.

The deadline date for submissions has been extended until 26 June 2017. Please contact info@ldhp.org.uk if you require further information. The winners of the awards will be announced on 20 July 2017.