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Six Day War Competition

Rules and details of the competition

Age 11 to 16


The Western Wall, Jerusalem, Israel

This is the main page for people aged 11 to 16 wanting to enter the Six Day War competition.

The Task

Topic 1: You are invited to write a story as if you were recalling your involvement in the Six Day War. What kind of involvement did you have? What happened to you? How do you feel now looking back on it all? For example, you should help the reader feel what it was like entering Jerusalem, being a civilian, or hearing announcements.

Topic 2: You are invited to write a personal essay on what the reunification of Jerusalem means to you as a Jew. For example, you may wish to reflect on how life would be if Jerusalem was not part of Israel and if Jews were unable to visit the holy, historical sites, and cultural sites in the old city.

Topic 3: You are invited to write an essay on why Jerusalem is important to the Jewish people, and what role it plays in your life as a Jew today.

For all topics, entries should be between 500 and 1000 words [this is about 2 sides of A4]

Entries will be judged on their ability to engage the reader and share how people feel.

How to enter

Please see the how to enter page for further instructions.

Equal Opportunities

The competition organisers believe in Equal Opportunities and will work to facilitate the participation of any students unable to enter in either of the above ways.

Parents and teachers are welcome to assist students with the process of submitting their essays if additional help is needed.

Closing date

All entries for the UK competition must be received by 6pm on Wednesday October 31st (note that this date has been extended).

Entries for competitions run outside the UK must be recieved by the closing date published by local organisers. Dates will be provided here as they are finalised.

Participating organisations

A list of organisations participating will appear here once the competition opens.

If you are a teacher, youth group leader, or community leader and would like to involve your organisation, click here!.

Further Information for participants