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A creative contest devoted to St. Alexander Nevsky is now open!


Prizes awarded

Artistic prizes: $500 first place, $300 second place, $200 third place

Literary prizes: $500 first place, $300 second place, $200 third place

Participation guidelines

Russian parish schools based in the United States: All ages;

Russian-American students in US Schools: 12-16 years old

Deadlines and submission rules

Deadline for submissions to be received by ARAA-OTRADA is May 31st, 2021

Winners will be announced June 6th, 2021


Essays and poems may be submitted by Email: otrada385@gmail.com


Artwork should be submitted by mail to:


ARAA Otrada, Inc.

385 South Pascack Rd.

Chestnut Ridge, NY 10977


All submissions must indicate the author’s full name, age, photo, and coordinates: postal and email addresses and telephone number.


Approximate Minimums / maximums for literary submissions


Minimum Essay submission: 1,000 (one thousand) words. Maximum Essay submission: 2,000 (two thousand) words.


Minimum Poetry submission: 100 (one hundred) words. Maximum Poetry submission: 200 (two hundred) words.


Expectations on literary submissions


All work should be original.


Plagiarized work will be disqualified. 


Essays / literary work must be submitted in Russian


Expectations on submissions of artwork


All work should be original, no copies of existing paintings, etc., will be accepted.


All literary and artwork submissions become the property of ARAA-Otrada, including for exhibit and publication use.


Decisions of judges are final

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