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INTERNATIONAL Dreidel Design Contest!

December 15 @ 11:00 am

 INTERNATIONAL Dreidel Design Contest!

Who can participate? Students in Kindergarten-8th grade.  Individual and Group entries will be accepted.

What is the design challenge?

  1. DESIGN: Design a dreidel that spins for the longest amount of time. Times must be submitted by school representatives to be considered.
  2. Artistic PRESENTATION: Your dreidel design should reflect the theme and can be further explained in your artist’s statement.
  3. REFLECTION: Write an artist’s statement that demonstrates your understanding of the theme and how it connects to your dreidel design.  (See rubric and details for more information.)

When is my entry due? All entries will be due online by Friday, December 15, 2017, at 11:00 AM CST/ 12:00 PM EST.  All entries need to be entered by a school representative.  To enter, click here: #doyoudreidel? 

When will the winners be announced? The winners will be shared online on Tuesday, December 19, 2017, at 6:00 pm CST and will include the winners for K-2, 3rd-5th, and 6th-8th.  There will be certificates printed for students/groups who place in 1st-3rd place.  The grand prize will be a $50.00 gift certificate to alljudaica.com and will be awarded to the top contender/group in K-2, 3rd-5th and 6th-8th.  There will be a national panel of judges announced at the conclusion of the contest.

 

Guidelines for Grade-Level Categories

Kindergarten-2nd Grades Your school will choose ONE PERSON that all K-2nd grade students will study through a paragraph about his/her life and/or a specific saying that the individual is known for. Explain why this person is important to your school. Design a dreidel to reflect the person you studied and what s/he brings/has brought to our world.

3rd-5th Grades The three people below were Jewish and proud of it.  They each contributed to our society in very specific ways.  Please read the mini-biographies of each of these people and decide who you think made the biggest contribution to our society and why.  Make sure to explain the connection between Jewish identity and this individual’s choices.  Design your dreidel to reflect the individual you chose and his/her accomplishments.  (See below for paragraphs on the individuals.)
Steven Spielberg                 Golda Meir                   Abraham Joshua Heschel

6th-8th Grades There are multiple ways that Jewish individuals have impacted our world.  Pick one Jew/group of Jews who demonstrated pride in their Jewish identity and has/have made one of the greatest contributions to our Universe.  Design your dreidel to reflect this person or group of people. Your artist’s statement should explain your choice and how you think the chosen individual’s/group’s identity as a Jew impacted their contribution to this world.

 

 

DREIDEL DESIGN CHALLENGE RUBRIC (Total of 105 points)

0-15 points 15-25 points 25-35 points Up to 5 Bonus points
The SPIN (35 TOTAL):

Ability to spin the longest duration is measured in seconds.     This must be recorded by a school representative.  You may take the longest duration of 3 attempts.

If the dreidel spun for 0-10 seconds, record the exact number of seconds in this box.

 

Duration:  ________

If the dreidel spun for 10-20 seconds, record the exact number of seconds in this box.

 

Duration:  ________

If the dreidel spun for 20-30 seconds, record the exact number of seconds in this box.

 

Duration:  ________

If dreidel surpases 35 seconds, add 1 point for each second over 35 seconds.
________
Artistic Expression (35 TOTAL) 0-3

CONTENT: The artwork minimally conveys information or ideas relevant to identity and impact.

 

0-3

APPEARANCE: The work reflects little effort or care in presentation or attention to detail.

 

0-3

CREATIVITY: The work reflects little original thought or creative ideas.

4-8

CONTENT: The artwork conveys surface to mid-level information or ideas relevant to identity and impact.

 

4-8

APPEARANCE:  The work reflects a good

amount of effort and care in presentation and some attention to detail.

 

4-6

CREATIVITY: The work includes original thought and creative ideas.

9-13

CONTENT: The artwork strongly conveys information and ideas relevant to identity and impact.

 

9-12

APPEARANCE:

The work is visually impactful and reflects strong effort and care in presentation and thorough attention to detail.

 

7-10

CREATIVITY: The work very much reflects original and creative thinking.

CONTENT (5):

*The artwork  integrates additional or outside knowledge

 

Artist’s Statement

(250 word limit)

*Note: While it is expected that students proofread their work, we recognize that work produced by a Kindergartner should look different than that of a 5th grader and the judges will take this into account when judging.  Please DO NOT alter your children’s words and encourage them to write using their unique  voice.

0-3

MESSAGE: The message lacked clarity and did not answer and/ or minimally addressed the questions asked.

 

0-3

CONNECTION BETWEEN THE MESSAGE & THE DESIGN : The message was clear but this was minimally reflected in the dreidel design or vice versa.

 

 

0-3

WRITING MECHANICS:

The writing displayed little or no attention to organization or grammar.

4-8

MESSAGE: The message was clear and reflected the child’s understanding of and connection to the topic.

 

4-8

CONNECTION BETWEEN THE MESSAGE & THE DESIGN :  There was some connection observed between the message and the dreidel design.

 

4-6

WRITING MECHANICS:

The writing displayed some attention to organization and grammar.

9-13

MESSAGE: The message was clear and demonstrated the child’s deep understanding/ analysis of and connection to the topic, as well as their unique voice in the conversation.

 

9-12

CONNECTION BETWEEN THE MESSAGE & THE DESIGN :  The connection between the message and the dreidel design was very clear and executed with consistency and fluidity.

 

 

 

7-10

WRITING MECHANICS: The writing displayed attention to organization and grammar and flowed easily.

*The message  integrates additional or outside knowledge

 

 

Reading Material for 2nd-5th Grades

Portraits of Jewish American Heroes, Drucke and  Rosen, (Dutton Juvenile, 2008).

 

 

 

National Dreidel Design Contest

Details

Date:
December 15
Time:
11:00 am