The Shalom Foundation organized the History and Culture of Polish Jews Competition for high school students for the first time in 1993, on the 50th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. Since then competitions have been held every two years. Applicants must submit a written composition and take an exam. Thus far, 20,000 students have participated. The winners receive University scholarships, a trip to Israel, and other valuable prizes. Many later devote themselves to research on Polish-Jewish history.
Text and photos: Fundacja Shalom
Amount granted by the Association: 7.500 PLN