Attention U.S. high school educators and students!

Ukraine has been in the world’s view since February 2022, when Russia launched its unprovoked full-scale invasion of Ukraine. The atrocities committed against a peaceful nation beg the question, “Why?”  A cursory look at the history of Ukraine reveals a long record of oppression, in particular, the Holodomor, the genocide of millions of Ukrainians in the 1930’s during Stalin’s regime. This genocide has been denied by the Russian government to this day.
The study of the Holodomor offers a key to understanding the current war in Ukraine. It is only through education and the study of history that we can help prevent war crimes and recognize evidence of the genocide currently occurring in Ukraine.
Building on the success of many excellent submission in last year’s competition, and students becoming ambassadors to teach others about the Holodomor, a  new competition is being rolled out  for 2024.

The U.S. Committee for Holodomor Genocide Awareness is sponsoring a cash prize competition for U.S. high schools students grades 9 – 12. This competition is particularly relevant for students taking classes in history, genocide studies, social studies, English and journalism. Submissions may be in traditional non-digital formats or web-based media projects.   Entries are due by March 15, 2024.  To request additional information, please email

Further details are in the official description here,  which also includes the teacher feedback form:     Holodomor-Competition-letter-2024-2p