Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission Awareness - Education - Inspiration

Student Contests

The Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission works to educate all Texans about the Holocaust and other genocides, as well as the responsibility to uphold human value.  As part of that mission, we develop programs for all ages.  Below are our current opportunities for Texas students.

Essay Contest

This is a special THGC contest that commemorates the State of Deception and On the Texas Homefront exhibits currently on display at the Bullock Texas State History Museum.  In connection with the two exhibits, our essay contest asks students to consider the impact that propaganda has in their everyday lives.  All third- through eighth-grade students may apply, and winners will receive scholarship awards!  Submissions are due by January 22, 2017, and the results will be announced in March 2017.  Visit our Student Essay Contest page for all the details and the application materials.

2017 Video Contest

The 2016-2017 school year has just begun, and that means it is time for the THGC's annual Student Video Contest.  This year's theme is "Standing Up for Others," and any sixth- through twelfth-grade student may apply.  Both individual and group entries are accepted, and each winning submission receives scholarship funds!  Entries are due by Febraury 15, 2017, and the results will be announced in April 2017.  Visit our 2017 Student Video Contest page for complete details, helpful hints, and application materials.