Awarding ceremony for the winners of the UJE children's drawing contest and exhibition opening in Kyiv

On 25 January 2022, the Sholem Aleichem Museum in Kyiv hosted the grand opening of the exhibition of works by participants of the All-Ukrainian Children's Drawing Contest "Ukrainian-Jewish Encounter: Our Stories Are Incomplete Without Each Other." The contest was held among high-school students to deepen their understanding of the breadth, complexity, and diversity of Ukrainian-Jewish relations over the centuries with a view to the future. Other goals included a better understanding of shared historical experience, fostering a tolerant and aware attitude towards interethnic relations, and identifying, selecting, and supporting talented youth.

Young artists from different parts of Ukraine took part in the contest.

A professional international jury was formed to evaluate the works and select the winners.

The winners were awarded cash prizes from the contest's main organizer — the Ukrainian Jewish Encounter, a Canadian charitable non-profit organization. All other participants received valuable prizes from UJE: books on Ukrainian-Jewish relations and certificates of participation.

Below you can watch a short video of the awarding ceremony for the winners, their comments, and footage from the exhibition opening at the Sholem Aleichem Museum in Kyiv.

The works of the contest's winners can be viewed here.

Vladyslav Hrynevych, Jr., UJE Regional Manager, Ukraine.