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2019 Safed House Essay Contest

Storytelling opportunities for refugee youth


  • The contest is open to any student in high school who migrated to the US during their own lifetime.


  • The essay should be 500 words.


  • The essay prompt is:


    • Describe the concept of home.
    • What does home mean to you?
    • How has it changed since you came to America?


The contest will open on April 18, 2019, and the deadline for submission is May 18, 2019. Submissions should be emailed to