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Today Brings End of First Contest Week

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With the appearance of entry coupon number six in today’s Jewish Daily Bulletin the first week of the Biggest Jewish News of the Week competition comes to a close.

The contest, which will net $100 weekly to writers of the best 250 word letters on what they consider the Biggest Jewish News of the Week, began in the week-end edition of the Jewish Daily Bulletin Sunday, November 11, when entry blank number one appeared. On each succeeding day a new coupon was printed. These six consecutive coupons must be enclosed with every letter submitted to the Contest Editor.


Already many endorsements of the contest have been received from the leaders in the educational field in New York City. High praise comes from Israel S. Chipkin, educational director of the Jewish Education Association. In a letter to the editor, Mr. Chipkin said that he feels this new contest “deserves every possible encouragement.” The complete letter follows:

“Any effort to inform Jewish young people of the facts, factors, forces and personalities in current Jewish life; to make intelligent, discerning, and discriminating readers of Jewish news; to relate the individual Jew to current Jewish events, deserves every possible encouragement. The teacher of Jewish subject matter is grateful for every encouragement given to his efforts to interest you in Jewish life. He, therefore, welcomes the steps taken by the Jewish Daily Bulletin in its contest to stimulate Jewish youth to read the Jewish news.

“Sincerely yours,

“Israel S. Chipkin.”

Rules Repeated

The simple rules of this new current Jewish events competition have appeared daily in the issues of the Jewish Daily Bulletin. However, in order to clarify them still further and remove all doubts that may exist they are outlined against, as follows:

Readers and students must bring or mail their letters telling what is the Biggest Jewish News of the Week to the offices of the Jewish Daily Bulletin, 221 Centre street, New York City, on or before midnight Monday, November 19.

The six consecutive coupons must be enclosed with each letter.

Letters on the Biggest Jewish News of the Week must concern events that have been published in the Jewish Daily Bulletin between Sunday, November 11, and Friday, November 16, inclusive. These letters must be 250 words or less. Manuscripts must have the name, address, and school (if the author is a student) on the upper left hand corner of each page. These letters must be written in ink or typewritten on one side of the page only.

The editorial board of the Jewish Daily Bulletin shall be the sole judges of the letters. Equal prizes will be awarded in cases of tie.

There are two units in this contest. The first is the non-student group, composed of all readers of the Jewish Daily Bulletin who do not, at present, attend a university, college or high school. Winner of first prize in this group will be awarded twenty-five dollars for the best letter on the biggest Jewish news of the week. Second and third prizes will be ten dollars and five dollars respectively.

In the second division there are two groups. The first group embodies college men and women; the second, high school students. Prizes for college students are the same as for readers. A college man or woman who writes the best letter on the biggest Jewish news of the week will receive a first prize cash award of twenty-five dollars. Ten dollars and five dollars will go to the writers of the second and third best letters, respectively.

High school students, besides having an opportunity of winning cash prizes and medals for their letters, have the chance to enter their schools in the race for the Biggest Jewish News of the Week trophy that will be awarded to the high school with the greatest number of points at the end of each semester.


First prize in the high school division will earn for the writer of the best letter a ten dollar cash award and a gold medal. Five dollars and a silver medal will be given for second prize, while the third award will offer a two dollars cash prize and a bronze medal.

These medals are handsomely decorated with a design symbolic of the Biggest Jewish News of the Week and will have the names of the winners engraved on the back.

Points will be awarded to the schools of the first, second, and third prize winners. At the same time, winners of honorable mention in the high school group, will also earn points for their schools, although no cash prizes or medals are offered.

Winners of the first week’s contest will be announced next Friday, November 23, and regularly every Friday thereafter for each new contest.

Remember, send your letter in as soon as possible before midnight Monday, November 19. Part of the $100 may be yours.

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