Ukrainian Jewish Encounter holds launch of its newest publication in Uzhhorod

Vladyslav Hrynevych, Jr., Regional Manager, UJE Ukraine, presenting the summer school students of the Verba Magistri Methodology Lab with copies of the competition catalogue, 3 August 2023, Uzhhorod.

For the third year in a row, the All-Ukrainian Children's Drawing Competition has proven itself to be an exceptional UJE Ukrainian office initiative.

This national drawing competition highlights various themes that relate to contemporary events in Ukraine and the world and which are reflected in the works that are submitted to expert jurors.

In order to popularize this event and attract a larger number of participants, UJE's Regional Office in Ukraine, together with its head office in Toronto (Canada), published The All-Ukrainian Children's Drawing Competition 2021/2022. This two-part catalogue features the drawings of the winners and participants of the 2021 and 2022 drawing competitions: Ukrainian Jewish Encounter: Our Stories Are Not Complete Without Each Other and Ukrainian Jewish Encounter: We Are from Ukraine, respectively. The catalogue was published in Kyiv, the capital of Ukraine.

From left to right: Vladyslav Hrynevych, Jr., Regional Manager, UJE Ukraine; artist Mykola Yevtushenko; and Svitlana Hrynevych, administrator, UJE Ukraine, at the panel discussion and launch, 3 August 2023, Uzhhorod.

The panel discussion "The All-Ukrainian Children's Drawing Competition: A Look at the Future" and the first launch of the catalogue in Ukraine were intended for lecturers and educators as well as the students attending the summer school held by the Verba Magistri Methodology Lab, which takes place every year in a different Ukrainian city; this year it was held in the western Ukrainian city of Uzhhorod. The Uzhhorod event was chaired by the well-known Ukrainian artist Mykola Yevtushenko, a member of the National Union of Artists of Ukraine. The book launch was hosted by Vladyslav Hrynevych, Jr., UJE Regional Manager, Ukraine, and Svitlana Hrynevych, curator of the drawing competition and administrator of UJE's Ukrainian office.

After the organizers recounted the history and aim of the drawing competition, Yevtushenko invited the guests to take a look at each drawing and offer their opinions. The teachers and other educators noted the profound and unchildlike content of the drawings and the various art styles. They gave their views on the way the drawing competition is organized and offered advice on how to publicize this contest.

All the guests at the launch received a copy of the catalogue.

For further details about the All-Ukrainian Children's Drawing Competition and to view the drawings of winners and participants, click here.

Vladyslav Hrynevych, Jr.
UJE Ukraine.