CRC holds Israel Poster contest

by | Jan 11, 2013 | What’s Happening

Tidewater’s first through 12th graders are invited to participate in an Israel Poster contest sponsored by the Community Relations Council of United Jewish Federation of Tidewater.

Students and teachers can find a list of cool facts about Israel at Each student should choose one fact from the list to serve as the theme of his or her poster. Posters are to be submitted on 11”x17″ paper and be hand drawn (not computer generated) only using pencil, crayon, or marker. Names should not be visible on the front of the poster, but must be included along with age, grade, school, email address and phone number.

Posters will be displayed in the Simon Family JCC Cardo from Feb. 13 (the second event in the Israel Today series, featuring the very popular Neil Lazarus—see calendar for details) through March 1. The community will vote in person for their favorite. Finalists will then be posted online and the community will be asked to vote for their favorite electronically during the month of March. The artists names will be hidden for both viewing and voting.

The winning poster will be announced on April 16 at 7 pm at the third Israel Today event with David Makovsky. The winner will have his/her poster professionally framed and it will hang permanently on the Sandler Family Campus. In addition, attendees of the community Israel Festival on April 28 will receive a copy of the winning poster.

The deadline for submissions is Monday, Jan. 28 at 5 pm. Middle School and High School students may create their posters at the BBYO event at the Simon Family JCC Sunday, Jan. 27, 1–3 pm. Submissions can be dropped off in person at the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater office located on the second floor of the Sandler Family Campus.

For more information on the contest or to RSVP for the Middle School and High School BBYO event on Jan. 27, contact Robin Mancoll at