Music's Impact: Now and Then
August 21, 2014 - October 26, 2014
Music's Impact: Now and Then

Music in the Holocaust: Video Contest for Teens

 

In conjunction with the new special exhibit, “Music in the Holocaust: The Notes Rose up in Flames,” El Paso Holocaust Museum presents a Video Contest for Teens on the role of music in history and in their world today. During the Holocaust, music played a vital role in giving people hope when all else was taken away. It was defiance and resistance against the Nazis, a means of escape, communication, and even survival. Seventy years later, music is just as much a part of our society, culture and daily life.

 

Contest Prompt: Create a short original video that answers any of these questions and relates back, in some way, to the role music played during the Holocaust.

  1. How does music affect your life today?
  2. What role does music play in the world around us?
  3. How can music change a person or circumstance?

** Excellent resource web sites: www.ushmm.org and www.yadvashem.org **

 

Prizes: Two Grade Categories – Grades 6-8 and Grades 9-12.                                                                         

1st Place (both categories) – 2 tickets to EPHM’s 30th anniversary event with El Paso Symphony, “Verdi’s Requiem: Resistance and Redemption at Terezin – A Holocaust Story,” (November 8); $100 Visa Gift Card; 1-year Student Membership at El Paso Holocaust Museum, and more.

2nd Place (both categories) - $50 Visa Gift Card; 1-year Student Membership at El Paso Holocaust Museum, and more.

 

Contest Rules

  1. Video Length: 2 to 5 minutes
  2. Videos must be in .mov or .mpg format.
  3. Videos must be turned in on DVD to El Paso Holocaust Museum or electronically to jamie@elpasoholocaustmuseum.org by October 17.
  4. Videos must be original compositions. Any outside sources must be sited.
  5. Individual projects and team projects of 2-3 people will be accepted.
  6. All submissions must include a document that contains the entrant’s name, school, grade, and home address(es). The teacher’s name, email, school address, and school phone number should also be included.

 

Deadline: Submissions must be turned into the El Paso Holocaust Museum by October 17.

El Paso Holocaust Museum

715 N. Oregon

El Paso, TX 79902

Winners will be announced October 26 with the closing of the special exhibit, “Music in the Holocaust: The Notes Rose up in Flames.”

 

For more information, call Jamie Williams at 915.351.0048 or email jamie@elpasoholocaustmuseum.org or visit www.elpasoholocaustmuseum.org