20.02-15.03.2024 – The calligram competition “Ukrainian Identity – European Dimension”


French Center of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv

is launching the calligram competition “Ukrainian Identity – European Dimension”

Purpose of the competition:

Participants must write and illustrate a text / poem in an original way, introducing the following words:

Ukraine, peace, prosperity, future, dignity, openness, nation,

Europe, freedom, resistance, courage, glory.

Audience: The competition is open to high school students and higher education students.

Period: February 20 – March 15, 2024

Format: Scanned PDF for calligrams (and the text of the calligram in Word version).

Prize: The authors of the top 10 productions will be awarded special prizes.

Announcement of winners: March 20, 2024 (by email and APFU Facebook publication).

Terms: A student can submit only one production.

Please send your productions before March 15 to the following email address: apfukraine@ukr.net.

Get ready to write!

A calligram is a poem whose graphical layout on the page forms a drawing, usually related to the subject of the text, but sometimes the form brings a meaning that opposes the text. This allows combining visual imagination with that conveyed by words.