2019 saw the AUGB run their 2nd Annual Holodomor Essay Price, which is open to Sixth Form students (years 12/13) who attend any school or college in the UK.
The Association of Ukrainians in Great Britain (AUGB) run an annual essay prize for students. Open to all sixth form students throughout the UK, it is aimed at raising awareness of the Holodomor, the 1932 to 1933 man-made famine in Ukraine.
One of our student members, Leah Dorortiak, who is studying for her A-Levels at Greenhead College, Huddersfield, submitted her essay back in July 2019.
She received notification of a "Highly Commended" for her essay submission in September 2019.
I am pleased that I received a highly commended as it not only acknowledges the work and study that I put into my essay, but it also raises awareness of the Holodomor in my college, whom were made aware of my work.
The competition judging panel is led by Dr. Olenka Pevney, who is the Director of Ukrainian Studies at Cambridge University.
For people that don't know about the Holodomor, it was a man-made famine in Ukraine orchestrated by the Soviet State.
Leah's essay is available to read on the AUGB web site.