The Center for Sport and Jewish Life is seeking essays on the prevalence of childhood and adult obesity in the United States for its sixth annual Sport and Jewish Life essay contest, “Mitzvah-Minded: Promoting Fitness in Our Communities.”
Essays should be written from a personal viewpoint, reflect on the problem and suggest community programs that could be implemented to promote a greater commitment to fitness and good nutrition. Essays should also include discussion of Jewish values or teachings from the Torah or other Jewish texts.
Entries will be judged in three categories: grades 6-9, grades 10-12, and college students and others. Prizes include U.S. Savings Bonds ranging from $100 to $400.
The deadline for entries is May 20. Application forms and a complete list of contest rules can be found at jewishsport.org.