All entries must be submitted using the online forms provided at: kerenorcontest.org.
Prizes in each category are awarded to two separate groups: students in grades 7-9 and grades 10-12. The prizes are $100 for first place, $50 for second and third places, and $36 for Honorable Mention. More than 150 teens have won prizes since the contest began.
Winning entries will be published at the Keren Or website and in a special supplement to the American Jewish World’s May 2021 edition.
Keren Or was founded in 2004, by the late Jerry and Eileen Siegel to honor the memory of their daughter, Karen Siegel-Jacobs. Siegel-Jacobs grew up in Minneapolis and attended the Talmud Torah of Minneapolis. She was an active member of Adath Jeshurun Congregation and USY, and as a teenager wrote poems and short stories.
Keren Or is managed by Rimon: The Minnesota Jewish Arts Council (an initiative of the Minneapolis Jewish Federation) and is funded by the Karen Siegel-Jacobs Fund at the Adath Jeshurun Foundation.
For information and contest rules, visit: kerenorcontest.org, or call 952-381-3449.
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