Mina Rosner Essay Contest

The Jewish Heritage Centre of Western Canada is proud to sponsor the Mina Rosner Human Rights Award. Students in grades 9-12 are invited to submit essays on the subject of the Shoah and/or human rights. A monetary prize will be awarded to the winner.

The competition is in memory of the late Mina Rosner, a Shoah survivor who dedicated many hours to educating people about the Shoah as well as the importance of combating racism and discrimination and upholding human rights. Mina Roser’s friends and family established an endowment fund in her  memory at the Jewish Foundation of Manitoba and each year, a monetary prize is awarded from the proceeds of the fund.

Essays will be judged for proficiency in conducting research, presentation of issues, coherence, and writing skills (including style, grammar, and accuracy). Submissions must be 1000-1500 words in length, in WORD format, typed double-spaced, and neatly presented. All sources must be properly cited in footnotes, endnotes, or in-text citation and a bibliography of works cited must be included.  Essays must be reviewed by teachers before submission in order to ensure a clean copy. Electronic submissions are welcome. All students should include an email address.

Please email submissions to [email protected]. Hard copies may be sent to our office at C-140 123 Doncaster Street R3N 2B2.

Deadline for submissions is May 31 of each calendar year.

The Jewish Heritage Centre of Western Canada may decide in any given year not to award the prize should the submissions not meet the expectations as outlined in the criteria above.