Winners of the All-Ukrainian Children's Drawing Competition announced — "Ukrainian-Jewish Encounter: A Look into the Future, 2023" and the opening of the exhibition of drawings

Left to right: Varvara Medonchak (2nd place), Kateryna Mokhnar (1st place), Maria Lazarchuk (3rd place).

An esteemed panel of jurors has announced the winners of the All-Ukrainian Children's Drawing Competition, "Ukrainian-Jewish Encounter: A Look into the Future, 2023":

1st Place

Peace Awaits Us, by Kateryna Mokhnar, village of Velyky Omelianyk, Lutsk raion, Volyn oblast.

2nd Place

Shoulder to Shoulder, by Varvara Medonchak, city of Poltava.

3rd Place

White Birds of Hope, by Maria Lazarchuk, city of Zhytomyr.

We congratulate the winners and thank all the participants for their talented drawings, which are brimming with love for Ukraine and dreams of our country's bright and happy future, and for the creative thinking that was needed to address the theme of the competition!

The awards ceremony and the opening of an exhibition of drawings done by the competition participants will take place on 3 February 2024 at 14:30 at the Sholem Aleichem Museum in Kyiv (5A vul. Velyka Vasylkivska). The exhibit ends on 25 February 2024.

The drawing competition is held every year in Ukraine and is open to pupils and students of public and specialized schools, high schools, and lyceums. Its aim is to deepen young people's understanding of the breadth, complexity, and diversity of Ukrainian-Jewish relations over the centuries, with a perspective for the future, to gain a better idea of our shared historical experience, and to instill tolerance and awareness of interethnic relations in young Ukrainians.

Regional Office of Ukrainian Jewish Encounter (UJE) in Ukraine