Middle School Holocaust Memorial Butterfly Garden Contest

Open to all public and private middle schools in the United States.

Gardens must provide a natural butterfly habitat for all stages of the Butterfly life cycle.

Gardens must be designed and maintained by a student group or club.

Gardens must showcase the following:

-Symbolism for life and hope and respect

-Character traits of a community champion (courage, compassion, democratic values, moral integrity, leadership, self-sacrifice, tolerance and cooperation)

-Educational component telling the story of the Holocaust in an age appropriate manner focused on the Righteous and other "heroes" of the Holocaust and WWII, including Jewish Partisans, and WWII veterans.

-The display of the Community Champion pledge (sent to all participating schools via email)

Gardens must be new & completed with the above mentioned components by time of entry deadline, but may be expanded upon in the future.

Winning Garden design will be awarded cash and prizes in the amount of $250 to be put towards the garden.  Gardens may be considered: potted, raised bed, in ground, or combination thereof. Gardens may be the work of one class, one teacher, across the curriculum, or school wide efforts.

Entry fee per participating school is $25

Deadline to submit garden entry with photos and video tour is May 22, 2022