On 1 June 2013 the Mykola Zerov Centre for Ukrainian Studies at Monash University in collaboration with the Ukrainian Education Council of Australia conducted the Australian sector of the online Petro Jacyk International Ukrainian Language Competition.
Sixteen prizes, each of $200, were awarded. In the list below, where two student’s names appear under one age group, the first belongs to a winner who began learning Ukrainian in Australia and the second to a student who received at least part of her or his education in Ukraine:
Marko Rymovskyy (9), Sophiya Poshyvaylo-Towler (10), Alexandra Bernyk and Anna Neliubina (11), Daniel Kucheruk (12), Oksana Pashoulia and Roxanna Levkut (13), Andrew Bernyk and Bogdan Vlasyuk (14), Markian Stefanychyn and Dariya Vovnenko (15), Teresa Hassett and Olha Pokhmurska (16), and Maxim Nagorny and Anastasia Radievska (17).
David Priest, a student of Ukrainian at Monash, won the prize for university students.
Prizes were presented at the celebrations of Ukrainian Independence Day in Melbourne and Sydney in August.
Major sponsors of the competition were Dnister Ukrainian Credit Co-operative Ltd., the Ukrainian Studies Foundation in Australia Ltd., the Association of Ukrainian Women in Australia and Mr Cenko, a private donor.
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