2018 Petro Jacyk International Ukrainian Language Competition

Australia-wide Competition 2018

Міжнародний конкурс з української мови ім. Петра Яцика в Австралії 2018 р.

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About the Competition

The goal of the competition is to promote the knowledge and use of the Ukrainian language among children and young people in Ukraine and throughout the world.

The Ukrainian language competition was established in 2000 with the support of the distinguished Canadian-Ukrainian philanthropist Petro Jacyk. In Ukraine the Competition is conducted by the League of Ukrainian Philanthropists.

The competition has now expanded to encompass more than 23 countries. Each year more than 5 million young people take part.

Victorian participants in the 2013 Jacyk Ukrainian Language Competition at Monash
Victorian participants in the 2013 Jacyk Ukrainian Language Competition at Monash

The Competition in Australia 2018

The Competition is conducted by the Mykola Zerov Centre for Ukrainian Studies at Monash University and the Ukrainian Education Council of Australia (UECA).



The Competition is open to all children and young people resident in Australia, whether or not they are enrolled in a formal Ukrainian-language course at a school or university.

Age of participants:

Between 9 and 21


Saturday 26 May 2018

  • 10.30 a.m. – 12.00 noon (Eastern States other than Queensland)
  • 10.00 a.m. – 11.30 a.m. (South Australia and Northern Territory)
  • 8.30 a.m. – 10.00 a.m. (Western Australia)

The Competition will be held on the same day and at the same time in all participating locations.


  • Participants from Victoria: 35 Canning St, North Melbourne VIC 3051
  • Participants from New South Wales: St Andrews Ukrainian Catholic Church Hall, 57 Church St, Lidcombe 2141
  • Participants from South Australia: 64-66 Orsmond St, Hindmarsh, SA 5007
  • Participants from other states: details will be advised on registration.


9 to 18 years of age: 10 groups based on age. Within each group there will be two categories:

  • participants who have received some formal schooling in Ukraine;
  • all other participants.

19 to 21 years old: 2 categories – beginners and advanced.

Winners and Prizes

All participants

Participation will be acknowledged by a Certificate of Participation.


Winners for each category in each year band will be announced. The participant in each category who receives the highest score will receive:

  • a Winner’s Certificate; and
  • a monetary prize ($50-200).

How to Enter

Download the Registration Form and send the completed form to:

email: jacykcompetition.au@gmail.com
(signed forms will need to be scanned and sent as email attachments)

Entry deadline: 30 April 2018. Extended to 21 May 2018.

Participation in the competition is free of charge

Further Information

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