Holodomor 2021 Essay Prize Results

The Association of Ukrainians in Great Britain, in partnership with the Nadia Diuk Memorial Programme, is pleased to announce the results of the 2021 Holodomor Essay Prize Competition.


Launched in 2018, the Competition seeks to inspire academic investigation by sixth form school students in the UK into the little-known topic of the Holodomor - the barbaric and systematic starvation of millions of Ukrainians over a period of just 18 months in 1932-33.


Since the Holodomor is generally not covered in the UK school curriculum, the Essay Prize Competition has been developed to introduce the topic of the Holodomor to young people, teachers and schools and in doing so, to help raise awareness about an atrocity that receives all too little attention.


Thank you to all who took part in the 2021 Holodomor Essay Prize Competition and congratulations to the following winners:


First Prize: £1000

Lauren Williams

Anglo European School, Ingatestone


Second Prize: £400

Daniel Piper

Godalming College, Godalming


Third Prize: £200

Sophie Booth

Meden School, Mansfield 


Highly Commended

Archie Mulhern

Lytchett Minster School, Dorset


Highly Commended

Magnus Cameron

St.Mary's Menston, Menston


The Essay Prize Competition is open to all sixth form students attending any school or college in the UK. Candidates are invited to submit a historical style essay of between 1500 and 2000 words on the topic of Holodomor. Dr. Olenka Pevny, Cambridge University lecturer and Director of the Cambridge Ukrainian Studies programme, headed the judging panel which also included AUGB Board member Hanya Dezyk.