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Antytvir 2021

Literary contest for the students of 8-11 grades Antytvir took place within The 10th International Book Arsenal Festival. The contest’s topic traditionally consonants with the topic of the Festival. In 2021 focus was — Optimists Skeptics. So the topic of Antytvir 2021 we defined as How to look at.

Our perception is ambiguous. We can be different: optimists and skeptics at the same time. How to look at is about the healthy getting along with diversities and even opposites in a one person, community and world. We look not only at ourselves or others, but at such objects, for example, as pieces of art. So the idea, that looking at can be different, became a cross-cutting theme of this year's contest.

And we propose to take a closer look at the Mystetskyi Arsenal’s collection. The task is to feel pieces of art and write it into the fabric of the story in your own manner. Try to see the artwork closer and show that the same object can be differently looked at.

Works of the Mystetskyi Arsenal collection which have been provided the participants to choose:

Conditions of the contest Antytvir 2021:

  • Choose one of the proposed works from Mystetskyi Arsenal’s collection
  • Define what way the work will be included in your text: link to the author, time or the work style or the action will be unfolded directly in it. The picture can be recalled indirectly in the text
  • Create! Genre, style or structure depends only on you. The main thing is to write in Ukrainian and fit into 20 000 signs with gaps
  • Send your compositions in Ukrainian before 23:59 May 23, 2021 to: [email protected]. In the subject of the letter, necessarily, specify Surname_Antytvir. In the letter enter your full name and phone number.

Determination of the winners:

  • 1 stage: the Educational Department of Mystetskyi Arsenal chooses 20 compositions finalists among all applications
  • 2 stage: among these 20 compositions competition jury chooses the winners (1-5 places)
  • Also our teenage jury chooses one composition (among 20 composition finalists) — it will receive a special award from Mystetskyi Arsenal’s Youth Council.

The jury of the contest Antytvir 2021:

Nataliya Stepanchuk — a chief editor of the magazine Odnoklasnyk (The Classmate)
Svitlana Tsurkan — an idea inspiratory and initiator of the contest Antytvir 2021
Nikita Rybakov and Vadym Kyrylenko — hosts of a non-boring podcast about non-boring books Gogol’s moustache
Anastasiia Yablonska — an expert on youth literature of Mystetskyi Arsenal’s Educational Department

Compositions were evaluated according to the following criteria:

  • Originality of thought
  • Structure of the presentation
  • General literacy

The main prize for the winners of 1-3 places was a publication of the composition in the magazine Odnoklasnyk. Besides Visa was supporting the contest and prepared a special prize for the contestants. Also the winners of the contest got presents from Litosvita. And a special distinction waited for the Antytvir chosen by Mystetskyi Arsenal’s Youth Council.

June 27, 2021: award ceremony Antytvir 2021

Literary contest for the students of 8-11 grades takes place within The International Book Arsenal Festival since 2018. The contest is aimed at the development of critical thinking and creative approach to the teenager’s writing. The topic of the contest always assonants with the focus-topic of the Festival.