Announcing Holt’s 2021 Adoptee Scholarship Contest!

Submissions for the Holt 2021 Adoptee Scholarship Contest are now closed. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for updates about upcoming contests!

This year, three adoptees (from any agency, domestic or international) will win $500 each toward any university, trade school, technical training program or other eligible educational pursuit.

Please frame submissions around the following prompt:

What’s in a name? Revealing the stories behind our adoptive names, birth names and nicknames. Tell us how your name(s) impacts your identity.

We encourage you to interpret the 2021 prompt creatively — whether it be through a self-portrait, an essay, digital art, a zine, a song, original choreography, poetry or a short film (or anything else you might come up with!). For non-essay submissions, please include a brief artist statement describing your piece (200 words or fewer).

Submissions are due by July 31, 2021. Our team is looking forward to seeing your work!

Please email 2021 Adoptee Scholarship submissions of photos, videos and essays to Steve Kalb at [email protected]. Please mail traditional art and mixed media submissions to Holt International at the following address:

ATTN: Steve Kalb
250 Country Club Rd.
Eugene, Oregon 97401

If you have any questions about a submission medium, eligibility or disbursement of funds, please contact Steve Kalb

For inspiration, check out the 2020 Holt Adoptee Scholarship winners!

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