FLY WITH US – Israel Essay Competition for families with kids age 7-17 years old
Sponsored by Returning the Sparks, the Consulate General of Israel to New England in partnership with the JCA
DEADELINE EXTENDED – Submissions due to the JCA by June 1st, 2023
The goal of this project is for families to forge a personal and positive connection with Israel and Israelis through their own history, resilience, values, innovation, and dreams. Entries may be created solely by a child aged 7-17 OR by the family (including at least one adult.) Applicants do not have to be Jewish.
Entries should include:
– A video of 5 minutes or less (songs also welcome)
– A short essay or poetry submission of 500 words or less
Each submission must answer ONE of the following:
1) How does your family successfully integrate both tradition and innovation, like Israel and Israelis?
2) How does Israel inspire you to make your dreams possible?
OPTIONAL prompts to discuss as a family:
-What are stories about our family showing the “chutzpah”/audacity to follow a dream or innovate in response to a challenge?
-How has your family shown resilience, weathering good times and bad successfully in the past? During the COVID-19 crisis?
Local submissions (or links to video clips) must be sent to the JCA at email@example.com by June 1st, 2023. Maine entries will be reviewed by two local volunteer judges, who will select a winning essay and a runner up to submit to the regional competition.
One grand prize winner will be awarded 4 Delta Premium Select tickets from the United States to Tel Aviv, and $5,000 USD, which can be used towards a custom trip, 4-star trip, or 5-star family trip with Authentic Israel, in addition to being featured in publicity.
For more information visit: https://www.flywithus2israel.com/
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