Deadline Extended for Manzanar Committee’s Fifth Annual Student Awards Program

LOS ANGELES — On March 16, the Manzanar Committee announced that the deadline for entries for their Fifth Annual Student Awards Program, originally March 31, 2020, has been extended to April 24, 2020.

The Student Awards Program is a creative works program in which K-12 students may submit essays, short stories, poetry, works of art, including drawings, collages, posters, and works involving technology, including animation, podcasts, movies, or videos. Categories for submissions include short prose genres, art, and technology.

The awards program will recognize students who demonstrate an understanding of his/her guiding principles of social justice in today’s society. Winning entries will be eligible for prizes up to $100.00.

Manzanar Committee Co-Chair Jenny Chomori noted that with schools closed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Committee felt that students might need more time to complete their projects.

“Due to school closures precipitated by safety concerns related to the COVID-19 virus, we have extended the deadline for entries,” she said. “We hope that students can use this unexpected time to continue working on their projects.”

The program brochure, application forms and further information, can be downloaded at:

https://manzanarcommittee.org/program-details-application

For more information, send e-mail to studentawardsprg@manzanarcommittee.org or call (323) 662-5102.


The Manzanar Committee is dedicated to educating and raising public awareness about the incarceration and violation of civil rights of persons of Japanese ancestry during World War II and to the continuing struggle of all peoples when Constitutional rights are in danger. A non-profit organization that has sponsored the annual Manzanar Pilgrimage since 1969, along with other educational programs, the Manzanar Committee has also played a key role in the establishment and continued development of the Manzanar National Historic Site. For more information, check out our web site at https://manzanarcommittee.org, call us at (323) 662-5102, and e-mail us at info@manzanarcommittee.org. You can also follow the Manzanar Committee on Facebook, on Twitter at @manzanarcomm, on Instagram at @manzanarcommittee, on Pinterest and on YouTube.

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LEAD PHOTO: Some of the winners of the Third Annual Manzanar Committee Student Awards Program. Gann Matsuda/Manzanar Committee.


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