(עוּרִי עוּרִי דְּבוֹרָה עוּרִי עוּרִי דַּבְּרִי שִׁיר (שופטים ה:יב
RAVSAK is pleased to announce our third annual contest for the writing of original Hebrew poetry in all RAVSAK schools. The contest provides an opportunity for students to expand their ability to express themselves in Hebrew; to increase their knowledge of Hebrew words and expressions; to be creative in the Hebrew language, and to present their creative work to leading poets and scholars! They will compete against hundreds of their peers at RAVSAK schools worldwide.This year, we especially encourage teachers to use the contest as an occasion for teaching students Hebrew poetry, whether in songs, children's poems, the poetry of tefillot, piyyutim, medieval and modern poems. RAVSAK has prepared a special curriculum of poetry lessons to accompany the contest; to download the curriculum, click here.
There will be a winner in each of six categories: one each for a native and a non-native Hebrew speaker in RAVSAK elementary schools (grades K-5), middle schools (grades 6-8), and high schools (grades 9-12). (For purposes of this competition, "native" refers to someone with one Israeli parent.) Poems may be of any style and no more than one page in length, single-spaced. Entries can be on any subject.
There is an additional category for teachers in RAVSAK schools (one award only). The same rules apply as for students.
Winners will be selected by distinguished judges. They will receive an age-appropriate book in Hebrew and a $50 gift certificate to Steimatsky USA. Winning entries will be published in the summer issue of HaYidion and on the RAVSAK website. All participants receive a certificate. Deadline for submissions is Friday, February 15th, 2013.
Student entries must include the author’s name in English, grade, "native" or "non-native," and school at the top of the page. Teacher entries must include author name and school. Submissions are limited to one poem per person. All winning entries will be required to add nikkud for purposes of publication.
Students must be currently enrolled, and teachers must currently be employed, in a RAVSAK member school to be eligible.
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