Winners of Competition Our Sacral Ukraine Selected
The winners of the competition Our Sacral Ukraine were selected on 24 November at the Ukrainian Catholic University. The jury members recognized an article of Vitalii Shchepanskyi about the town of Ostrih to be the best article. Vitalii Shchepanskyi is a magistrand of the national University Ostrih Academy, he studies the history of the medieval Christianity in the Scandinavian countries, takes interest in modern Scandinavian philosophy. He is a worker of the Laboratory of translation of sacral and ancient texts of the university. In his article, he presented Ostrih “not as a town of chronicles and textbooks” but as is, with its advantages and disadvantages, as he saw and assessed it during his stay there.
The jury also named three laureates, namely, Andrii Bondarenko who presented a material about the churches of the town of Chortkiv, Nazar Lanko, who presented an article about the Polish Catholic Church in the village of Vovkiv near Lviv and Olena Buchatska for her material about the famous Liadiv Monastery. A few other authors were distinguished for interesting materials. The partners of the competition presented gifts to the winner and laureates, namely, books on local lore published by the Missionary Publishers, tourist marks dedicated to the monuments described by them and a one-day tour from the company Vidvidai. RISU is to conclude agreements on cooperation with all the laureates and the winner.
As RISU reported, from August to October, 2011, the competition “My Sacral Ukraine” was conducted by RISU to draw the attention of the society to the sacral-cultural heritage of our land, to popularize religious tourism and to mark the 20th anniversary of the independence of Ukraine. More than 20 works from 17 authors were submitted to the competition.
A few of them did not comply with the terms of the competition, according to which the materials were not to be posted anywhere, including printed and electronic mass media.
In addition to the printed materials, several videos were submitted for the competition.
As RISU reported, the partners of the competition are the Main Department of Internal Policy, Nationalities and Religions of the Lviv Regional State Administration, Public Project Tourist Marks, tourist company Vidvidai and the Missionary Publishing House.