Famine-Genocide Commemorative Committee
Ukrainian Canadian Congress, National
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, Monday, October 20, 2003
This year 2003, marks the 70th anniversary of the Famine-Genocide, which
took place in Ukraine 1932-1933. Stalin and the soviet occupying forces
deliberately starved to death millions and millions of innocent men, women
As one of the most devastating yet least understood tragedies of the 20th
century, it has almost totally disappeared from the public consciousness.
The victims deserve a place in history and in our memory. Canada became
home to many famine survivors after the Second World War, and although
this generation is passing away, their children still carry the memory of
their parents' nightmares.
This writing competition offers an opportunity for students to write and to
help raise public awareness about the Famine-Genocide.
Categories based on historical facts of the 1932-33 Famine Genocide of
Ukraine, you may chose to write in any of the following six categories:
Historical short fiction; Historical research essay
Newspaper article; Newspaper editorial
Poem; Interview/biography with survivor
1st Prize - $500.00 sponsored by Prometheus Foundation
2nd Prize - $300.00 sponsored by Prometheus Foundation
3rd Prize - $200.00 sponsored by Ukrainian Canadian Professional and
Business Association of Toronto
Winning entries as well as honourable mentions may be published in
English/Ukrainian newspapers, magazines, web sites
Format Language - English or Ukrainian
Length -1,000-2,500 words for manuscripts and 400-800 words for poems
Printed on one side of 8 x 11 white paper, 1" margins
Electronic or diskette submissions will not be accepted
Spacing - double for essays, single for poetry
Page number and title/keyword must appear at the top of each page
Submit two copies; Your name should NOT appear anywhere on the
manuscript or poem, as all judging will be anonymous.
Age category - 14 to 19 years of age; Must be resident of Canada
Entries must be received/postmarked no later than December 31, 2003
May not be the collective work of more than one author
Must include rough copies/outlines from inception to final submission
Entries must be originals, unpublished and not be considered elsewhere at
the time of submission; Research essays must include footnotes and
bibliography; Entries will not be returned; One entry per competitor
Competition release form (attached) must be completed, including
parental/guardian signature All entries will be judged anonymously (name of
student will be unknown). Decision of judges will be final
Submission must include a signed copy of the attached release form as well
as a cover letter with the following information: Title, category, full
name, address, phone number, name of attending school and current grade.
Send to: Famine-Genocide Commemorative Committee, Ukrainian Canadian
Congress, Toronto Branch, 145 Evans Avenue, Toronto, ON M8Z 5X8.
Attention: Writing Competition.
The Famine-Genocide Commemorative Committee reserves the right not to
award a prize or any prizes when submissions do not meet competition
standards or criteria.
Sponsored by the: Famine-Genocide Commemorative Committee,
Ukrainian Canadian Congress, National; Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
FAMINE-GENOCIDE WRITING COMPETITION RELEASE FORM
I, _____________________________________(first and last name),
certify that the manuscript/poem I submit is my original work. I agree to
accept as final and be bound by the judges' decisions. I understand that any
questions regarding the interpretation of the rules, and any matters
relating to the competition which are not specifically covered by the rules
will be decide solely at the discretion of the competition officials.
I understand and agree that my manuscript/poem will be subjectively
evaluated. I will hold harmless and indemnify the Famine Genocide
Commemorative Committee of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress, National,
its agents, employees and volunteers for any and all losses, costs or
expense incurred from any dispute arising from my participation in the
competition. The Committee may post my submission on their web site or
reprint it in a newspaper, magazine or other publication.
I acknowledge by my signature below that I have read, understand and
agree to be bound by the rules. I understand that my competition submission
will not be accepted without my signature below.
Signature of competitor:__________________________________________
Signature of parent/guardian:_______________________________________