UN and Yad Vashem Announce Winners of the 2017-2018 Holocaust Poster Design Competition

The United Nations Department of Public Information together with the International School for Holocaust Studies at Yad Vashem, The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, announce the winners of the 2017-2018 Holocaust Poster Design Competition that was held under the theme “Keeping the Memory Alive- Our Shared Responsibility".

The top three winners: Julia Brancaglione Cristofi, (Brazil); Yael Boverman (Israel) and Adelina Shaydullina (The Russian Federation) respectively, were chosen from more than 150 entries submitted by designers and students of design from more than a dozen countries from around the world.

The competition is endorsed by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA), an intergovernmental body which aims to place political and social leaders’ support behind the need for Holocaust education, remembrance and research. The posters of the top 12 finalists will be exhibited around the world in observance of the International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust on 27 January 2018.  

This was the third year that this initiative has taken place since 2012 with support from the global network of the United Nations Information Centers. Held within a unique context, the competition provides the opportunity for young professional designers and design students to express their vision of social responsibility in the world today, while connecting to this history that is shared by all. The designers, many of whom have no personal connection to the Holocaust, have created powerful works that will serve as readily accessible tools for Holocaust educators all over the world. 

To read more about the poster competition and the pedagogical lessons plan using these posters as well as the artist statements and the winning posters, please visit www.yadvashem.org/education/international-projects/posters-.  To register for events to be held at United Nations Headquarters in New York in January 2018, please visit www.un.org/holocaustremembrance.