For Immediate Release (Edmonton, 26 April 2008)
In recognition of the 75th anniversary of Ukraine's Great Famine, the Holodomor, the Ukrainian Canadian Civil Liberties Foundation (UCCLF) has announced two separate writing competitions for Canadian students. Valued at $500, the High School Civil Liberties Award will be given to a high school student who submits a research essay based on a Holodomor theme. The winning essay will be determined by a selection committee consisting of Ukrainian Canadian community members. Judging will be based solely on the quality of essay content. Submission deadline has been set at 30 June 2008. The Civil Liberties Opinion-Editorial Award will be given to a high school or post-secondary student whose Holodomor-based opinion-editorial will appear in a major Canadian newspaper prior to the 1 October 2008 deadline. The value of this award has been set at $1,000; however, this is subject to change in the event that an op-ed from more than one student appears in a major Canadian newspaper.