Art Contest Offered to Commemorate Armenian Genocide

Assemblywoman Laura Friedman recently announced that the California Armenian Legislative Caucus is holding two scholarship contests for the 2021 commemoration of the Armenian genocide.
California high school students in 9th through 12th grade are invited to participate in an essay contest and/or a visual arts contest to increase greater awareness of the Armenian genocide on its anniversary.
“Every year, the California Legislative Armenian Caucus holds our annual scholarship competition in order to provide an opportunity for students to learn about a dark but important part of history, while potentially winning money for college,” Friedman, a Democrat from Glendale, said in a statement. “The submissions we receive never cease to amaze and inspire me. As our community and nation continues to battle hatred and bigotry here at home, and as the people of Armenia continue to face oppression and violence in their homeland, this year’s contest couldn’t be more timely or valuable.”

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