Taras Shevchenko Commemoration Essay Contest

To commemorate the bicentennial of the birth of Ukraine’s greatest poet, Taras Shevchenko, the Assumption Catholic Church in Perth Amboy, NJ announces its 2014 Taras Shevchenko Essay Contest for all parish children and Assumption Catholic School students in grades 3-8. The contest’s theme, “ Why even today, Taras Shevchenko is still considered Ukraine's Greatest Hero” aims to promote learning and awareness of Shevchenko’s legacy by those less or not at all familiar with his life’s work. We encourage ACS students and parish children to submit their own written essay.

Essay Requirements: 1) English or Ukrainian; 2) up to two pages in length- 500-word limit; 3) typed in 12 pt. font or in neat hand writing.

Submission: The essay must be send to the church or school email: assumptionchurch@verizon.net or ACSschooloffice@gmail.com. The hard copy can also be given either to Fr. Ivan or the school’s principal Mr. S.

Deadline: The essay has to be send by Friday, February 28, 2014

Awards: Winners will receive a monetary gift: First prize – $200, Second prize – $100, Third prize – $50