The national writing competition for elementary school students gets underway this 16th year. The competition was founded and run by the late children’s writer and resident Rika Berkowitz, who passed away prematurely last year.
The best works will be chosen by the Competition and Judging Committee which will include writers, poets and educators. This year, 72 children will win the competition, as the country’s full year, and each of the winners will receive a certificate and the book of works of the children of Israel. The winners will receive the certificates and books at a festive ceremony with the participation of their families during the school week in Rishon Lezion.
The competition is for elementary school students across the country, grades 6 and 6, and each student can submit a work of up to 200 words, song, story, parable, or handwritten or printed play. The works can be sent by 15.2 by mail or by email. The work will include the author’s name, school name and class, a school and one parent’s telephone number, a private address and an email address, if any.
The works can be emailed: [email protected].
Or by mail, for Eliran Dayan, at: PO Box 15411, Rishon LeZion 7505302.
It should be noted on the envelope: “For the National Children’s Writing Contest – the” PL “
About Rika Berkowitz:
Rika Berkowitz was born in 1946, previously worked as a kindergarten teacher and journalist and has written 17 books for children, youth and adults. Many of her poems and stories have been printed in elementary school textbooks, in the children’s additions of Yedioth Ahronoth and Maariv newspapers. Her children’s book “Imagination King of Inventions” was translated into Portuguese, and represented Israel at the Brazil Book Fair. Rika used to hold literary literary sessions with children, youth and adults throughout the country.
Mayor Raz Kinstich:
“The competition, which has already become a tradition in the city, is a true celebration of the love of the written word. I am pleased with the decision to continue to exist in her hometown and the residence of the late Rika and invite all the children of the city to take part in it, write and activate the imagination.”
Mayor and Director of Education, Liel Even Zohar:
“Rika has led and pushed for creativity and writing for the children of the city and Israel, prior to her death, we wrote to promote creative education for the city’s children and cultural affairs. “.
Founder and editor of “Motiv” magazine, Eliran Dayan:
“We are delighted that the competition will continue and take place in Rika’s hometown, that love, where she wrote and acted. We all hope that the competition will continue to encourage children to write and read and fall in love with the written word and continue to hold the competition in the spirit and image of Rika who unexpectedly passed away in the past year. “