“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, letter, 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: £100.       Second prize: £50.       Third prize: £25.


To view the winners for the the last three years, please visit the Prizewinners’ page.

2020 Awards

The Writing Awards for 2020 are now open and entries can be forwarded to :

The Lake District Holocaust Project

First Floor

Windermere Library



LA23 2AJ

any time between now and June 26 2020, which is the closing date for all entries.

Please contact if you require further information. The winners of the awards will be announced during September 2020.

The Lake District Holocaust Project is produced and managed by Another Space Limited, a registered charity and company limited by guarantee incorporated in England. Reg. charity 1122304 Reg. Company 6441350