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International Photo Contest “Christmas in My City”

Date: December 2020 – February 2021

Charity Fund UWCF invited residents of different countries to share photographs with brief stories of their traditional celebration of New Year and Christmas, and then held the International Photo Contest “Christmas in My City”.

Photo and video entries from families with children under 10 and from 11 to 18 years old were accepted from December 19, 2020 to January 19, 2021.

The contest engaged children and their parents from three countries: Ukraine, Cyprus and Russia. When choosing the winners, the jury members took into account the content and quality of the photographs, as well as paid attention to the attached short stories which were to be interesting and relevant to the topic. In addition, subscribers to the UWCF’s Facebook profile selected the winner in the People’s Choice Award.

Submitted photos, video stories and video greetings from the contestants can be viewed at the links: PHOTO, VIDEO.


Winners in categories and special prizes:

1st place

Sofiia Karaiannis (5 y.o.), Limassol, Cyprus

Emiliia Ustenko (10 y.o.) and Martin (7 y.o.), Limassol, Cyprus

Sofiia Kunchenko (9 y.o.), Kharkiv, Ukraine

Hryhorii Kuka (13 y.o.), Omsk. Russia

Yurii Kozub (16 y.o.), Kyiv, Ukraine

2nd place

Iryna Svyshch (9 y.o.), Bedrykivtsi village, Ternopil Region, Ukraine

Illia Harbuz (3 y.o.), Bilozerske, Donetsk Region, Ukrain

Yasonas Solomonides (4 y.o.) and Philippos (10 y.o.), Limassol, Cypru

Volodymyr Tkhorovskyi (11 y.o.) and his brother Oleksii Boichuk (4 y.o.), Nicosia, Cyprus

3rd place

Khrystyna Afanasenko (10 y.o.), Limassol, Cyprus

Sofiia Tkachuk (10 y.o.), Avdiivka, Donetsk Region, Ukraine

Vitalina Haijosif (5 y.o.), Nicosia, Cyprus

Anna Zelenska (8 y.o.), Kyiv, Ukraine

People’s Choice Award – 608 votes for Vlad Kaliuzhnyi (14 y.o.), Mykolaiv, Ukraine

Special award “For Revival of Traditions” went to the Folk Song Ensemble at the Kyiv Children’s Music School No. 23.

The contest winners received their certificates and gifts by postal services, and all the others received electronic certificates of participation. Representatives of the United World Cultures Foundation personally visited the participants of the Folk Song Ensemble at the Kyiv Children’s Music School No. 23, and presented them with gifts.

We thank to children and their parents for participating in the contest! Special thanks to all the participants who sent video greetings!

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