Congratulations to the Gaza Essay Contest Writers!
We were thrilled to receive 41 submissions to our Gaza Unlocked essay contest "My Life Under Blockade." The essays were a powerful tribute to the bright and talented youth in Gaza -- we had a difficult time selecting three winners due to so many well written and creative essays. Thanks to our judges in Gaza and the US, we have selected the following winners:
- Rahaf Elhallaq, for her essay "The Party"
- Nadya Faisal Siyam, for her essay "30 Minutes... A Thousand Times Over"
- Tarneem Hassan Mahmoud Hammad, for her essay "Dear Blockade"
In Chicago at a benefit organized by the American Friends Service Committee, excerpts from the three essays were read to an appreciative audience.