Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission Awareness - Education - Inspiration

2018 Student Essay Contest

The THGC is excited to announce our 2018 student essay contest!  If you are a 3rd-8th grade Texas student, we want to hear from you.  This year's theme is "The Texas Liberator," and all entries are due by March 2, 2018.  Please click on the links to the contest materials below to see the complete prompt, details, and guidelines.  All submissions must be accompanied by completed applications, parental permission forms, and honesty clause forms (below).  Winners will receive scholarship awards, and teachers of Gold Key winners will receive $100 for class supplies.  The contest results will be announced in April 2018, to commemorate Genocide Awareness and Prevention Month.

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


Mailing Address
Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission
Attn: 2018 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

2018 Essay Contest Flyer

2018 Essay Contest Guidelines and Helpful Hints

2018 Essay Contest Application

2018 Essay Contest Parent Permission Form

2018 Essay Contest Honesty Clause Form