The Lesia and Petro Kovaliv Fund together with the Ukrainian National Women’s League of America announce the 2022 Literary Contest.
Deadline for submissions – October 31, 2022. The winners will be determined by the jury, the members of which will be announced after the selection of the shortlisted candidates. The jury will determine a 2022 winner in early December of this year in the following categories:
1. “Poetry” – 1,000 USD;
2. “Prose – 1,000 USD;
3. “Essay” – 1, 000 USD.
What are the eligibility requirements?
Books of poetry, prose, or essay in Ukrainian, published in 2020-2021.
What are the submission requirements?
- In the subject line of your email, please indicate the category (poetry, prose, or essay).
- Attach the contestant’s bio-bibliography to the letter.
- Books should be submitted in PDF format.
- File names should be submitted according to the sample:
Where to send the works?
To the e-mail address KovalivFund@gmail.com
The Kovaliv Fund was established in 1967 under the umbrella of the Ukrainian National Women’s League of America to support the creators of Ukrainian science and literature. Founded in 1925, the UNWLA is the longest-running women’s organization in America and has a long history of philanthropy, particularly in the field of culture. In their will, the founders of the award noted: “We would like to encourage the portrayal of Ukraine’s past or present…”.
The Kovaliv family is originally from central Ukraine. Petro Kovaliv worked as an attaché of the diplomatic mission of the Ukrainian People’s Republic in the Netherlands and Belgium until 1919. Later the couple moved to Switzerland. The creation of the Foundation was a manifestation of their patriotism and awareness of the importance of literature and science for national development.
Laureates of the Kovaliv Fund award since its inception: