International Holocaust Memorial Day Poster Competition Project
This international project is conducted jointly by Yad Vashem (Israel), European Shoah Legacy Institute (Czech Republic) and Memorial de la Shoah (France), within the framework of the Task Force for International Cooperation on Holocaust Education, Remembrance, and Research (ITF). It is part of an effort to develop strategies to induce substance, meaning and educational value to Holocaust commemoration.
The widely-publicized competition yielded a wealth of Holocaust-themed posters created by students of graphic design schools from the aforementioned countries. Participating students also took part in seminars on the Holocaust and Holocaust art.
In June 2011, at ITF headquarters in Berlin, an international committee of judges, all experts in graphic design and Holocaust education, selected the best works to be displayed on the occasion of the International Holocaust Remembrance Day (January 27) at the United Nations´ headquarters in New York and at other prestigious locations in 28 countries around the world.
Sixteen most successful artists were invited to Israel for a week-long educational seminar in Yad Vashem and three top designs were awarded a financial prize.
The project´s results shall be further publicized by means of traveling exhibitions, websites and topical brochures.
The winning posters have already been used for the preparation of The Toolkit on the Holocaust and Human Rights Education in the EU. For more information:
For more information on the results of the competition, please view: http://www.holocausttaskforce.org/news/335-international-holocaust-remembrance-day-poster-design-competition-new-approaches-to-remembrance.html