Photo Contest: “Proud of My Ukraine”


Enter the contest now and find your picture on Ukrainian Independence Day Collage!

How to participate
Take a photo that shows why you are proud of Ukraine. For example, what photo would you take if you wanted to send a postcard to your American friend about your country? Be creative! To participate, upload the photo under your own username as a public post on Instagram or Facebook, tag the U.S. Embassy (@usembkyiv on Instagram, @usdos.ukraine on Facebook), add hashtag #ProudOfMyUkraine, and follow U.S. Embassy @usembkyiv on Instagram or like U.S. Embassy @usdos.ukraine on Facebook. An example of a text for posting on Facebook: A Photo Contest: “Proud of My Ukraine” by @usdos.ukraine #ProudOfMyUkraine”. An example of a text for publication on Instagram: I’m taking part in the Photo Contest “Proud of My Ukraine” by @usembkyiv. #ProudOfMyUkraine”. Once your photo has been uploaded to Instagram or Facebook, it is considered a final submission and may not be modified, edited, or replaced.  Individual contestants may submit no more than one photo.

A submission must be an original digital photograph taken by the contestant.

Participation in this Contest constitutes acceptance of the Official Contest Rules.

Contestants are reminded that by participating in the Contest and uploading content to Instagram or Facebook, they are bound by Instagram’s/Facebook’s Terms of Service and any agreements with Instagram/Facebook contained therein.

Contestants must be at least 13 years old on the date of entry into the Contest. Parental or legal guardian consent is required for individuals under the age of 18. Contestants must be residents of Ukraine and may not be U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents.

The Contest starts at 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 1, 2018 and ends at 8:00 p.m. Sunday, August 19, 2018. Judging begins on Monday, August 20, 2018 and ends on Thursday, August 23, 2018.

The top three winners will be announced on the Embassy’s Instagram @usembkyiv and Facebook page @usdos.ukraine on Thursday, August 23, 2018. Each of the winners will be awarded a special prize: a Canon PowerShot G15 photo camera for the 1st place winner, branded America House blanket and cup for the 2nd place winner, and branded America House word magnets and audio splitter for the 3rd place winner. In addition, the top 10 photos will be selected for the Ukrainian Independence Day Collage posted as the cover photo on U.S. Embassy Facebook and Twitter pages.