Sukkathon applicant from Krakow 390.
(photo credit: courtesy JAFI)
On the hunt for the world best sukka, the Jewish Agency launched a "Sukkathon" contest over the festival of tabernacles.
"We look forward to visiting your sukka!" The Jewish Agency wrote in its call for pictures and tweets of sukkot around the globe. "In the spirit of inviting guests into one's sukka, The Jewish Agency for Israel would like you to open your sukka to other Jews from communities around the world."
The deadline submissions was set for 6 p.m. on Monday and the owner of the most beautiful and innovative sukka is due to be announced on Hoshana Raba, on Wednesday.
The panel of judges consists of a team of international artists, including South African architect Pam Davidson, British art critic of The Jewish Chronicle Julia Weiner, and Brazlian fine artist Betina Schnaid.
Among some of the first applicants to enter the competition were children from the Jewish Agency's Ye'elim Immigrant Absorption Center in Be'er Sheva, who submitted a photo of themselves in the sukka they helped build and decorate in the absorption center. This team of contestants comprises children aged four to six, from Ukrain, Yemen, Peru, South Africa and Argentina.