Student Comic Contest: MY Florida History

NEW Submission deadline: Monday, April 20, 2020

Contest Summary:

The Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU offers this contest encouraging creativity, self-discovery and empathy for critical challenges common to all.

The Museum is dedicated to multi-cultural education and demonstrates through exhibitions, public programs, and a collection of archival materials how the challenges of the immigrant experience shared by all ethnicities in the diverse State of Florida and the nation.

PROMPT:

In celebration of our upcoming exhibition around comic artist and graphic novelist Will Eisner, the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU invites students from grades 4-12 to develop a four-panel comic on [YOUR] Florida history. Students are encouraged to consider their personal family history, migration story, and what makes Florida home?

Guidelines:

All submissions must include a four-panel comic including at least 2 text bubbles, along with a one to three paragraph description of their work, typed and double-spaced, and a completed application form available here.

Who is eligible?

All Florida students in grades 4-12. One entry per student. Deadline: All submissions must be received by mail or email by Monday, April 20, 2020, 5:00 pm. Please include “Student Comic Contest” in the subject line.

Submit To:

JMOF-FIU, Attn: Luna Goldberg 301 Washington Avenue Miami Beach, FL 33139 lugoldbe@fiu.edu

Prizes:

Prizes will be awarded to (3) elementary school level; (3) middle school level; and (3) high school level students as follows:

  • First prize: $125.00
  • Second prize: $75.00
  • Third prize: $50.00
  • Winner’s classes will also receive a free school group tour. The awards ceremony at the Museum held in May in celebration of American Jewish History month. Winners’ classes will also receive a free school group tour.

Additional information: Contact Education Manager, Luna Goldberg, 786.972.3187 or lugoldbe@fiu.edu