Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission Awareness - Education - Inspiration

Student Essay Contest

The THGC is thrilled to announce that we are holding a special, one-time essay contest this year for Texas students in grades 3-8.  The contest will commemorate the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum's traveling exhibit State of Deception, on view now at the Bullock Texas State History Museum.  State of Deception looks at how the Nazis used propaganda as a tool.  The Bullock Museum is also showing their own companion exhibit, On the Texas Homefront

The THGC wants to know how you respond to propaganda in your everyday life.  Please click on the link to the flyer (below) to see the complete prompt, details, and guidelines.  All submissions must be accompanied by completed applications, parental permission forms, and honesty clause forms.

All entries must be submitted electronically or by mail at one of the addresses below:


Mailing Address
Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission
Attn: THGC Essay Contest
P.O. Box 12276
Austin, TX 78711-2276

Contact Cheyanne Perkins, Program Specialist, with any questions you may have.  She may be reached at (512) 463-5674 or cheyanne.perkins@thgc.texas.gov.

Contest Materials