Founders, Gerald z''l and Eileen Siegel
Gerald (z”l) and Eileen Siegel (z”l), Founders
Deadline for the 13th year of
Keren Or is Feb 17, 2017 by 5:00 p.m.
The awards ceremony will take place
May 14, 2017 at 2:00 p.m.


Be inspired by winners in the categories of poetry, prose, and photography.

2015 Winners
2013 Winners
2012 Winners




Rules and Submission Form

In addition to the regular categories of poetry, creative prose, and photography, this year inaugurates the category of short-form video. As in the other categories, the applicants are considered in two groups—grades 7-9 and grades 10-12.

For more information, or if you have additional questions, call 952-381-3449.

To submit your work, please click on the links below to download and print a copy of our contest rules and a submission form. The deadline for entries is February 17, 2017 at 5:00 pm

For more information, or if you have additional questions, call 952-381-3449.

contest rules

submission form

Prizes are awarded in each category (poetry, prose, photography and video). Winning entries will receive cash prizes, certificates, and will be published in The American Jewish World, on this website, and on display for a period of time at the Sabes JCC.




Help Us Get The Word Out

We would be very grateful if you would display our contest poster and distribute our contest rules and submission form to teachers, administrators, or others in your organization who can get the word out to students about their opportunity to win cash prizes, certificates, and publication of their poetry, prose, photography or video.

If you have a weekly e-newsletter, we would appreciate it if you would publish a brief description of our contest this Fall so that it can come to the attention of Jewish youth and their families.

We are proud to showcase and celebrate the creative work of teenagers in our Jewish community.