Student Awards Program

The Manzanar Committee Student Awards Program is an annual 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.

The awards program recognizes students who demonstrate an understanding of his/her guiding principles of social justice in today’s society. Winning entries will be eligible for various prizes and their works may be presented at the annual Manzanar Pilgrimage and on the Manzanar Committee web site.

“The Manzanar Committee Student Awards Program provides students an opportunity to demonstrate their understanding of the guiding principles of social justice of the past and how they relate to our society today,” said Manzanar Committee Co-Chair Jenny Chomori, a retired Los Angeles Unified School District teacher. “Our Student Awards Program is a vehicle for students to demonstrate their understanding of human and civil rights and to show how they will be able to help educate others on the current issues facing our communities.”

Details for each year’s program, including program rules and the availability of application forms, will be announced on the Manzanar Committee web site, via press release to local newspapers, and through educational/school district channels.
For further information, please send e-mail to studentawardsprg@manzanarcommittee.org or call (323) 662-5102.

LEAD PHOTO: Some of the winners of the Third Annual Manzanar Committee Student Awards Program (2018). Photo: Gann Matsuda/Manzanar Committee.

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