The English-Speaking Union Ukraine has great pleasure in announcing the National Essay Writing Competition 2019.

The competition is open to all UKRAINIAN students, aged 16-22.

  1. Each competitor should write an original personal opinion essay (in English) on the theme: The good and bad effects of competition in modern life”.

The Deadline for submitting an essay is 30 June 2019.

 Essay requirements:

  1. The essay must be written in English.
  2. Your writing should be based on the structure of a personal opinion essay.
  3. 3. The word counts are 400-500 words.
  4. 4. The essay must be typed with double spacing, 14 point Times New Roman.
  5. Your last name should appear in the upper right corner of each page of your essay.
  6. The essay must be inventive and original, clearly and concisely written. We want to hear your individual voice, representing your own research and ideas.
  7. If a quotation is used, be sure to identify the source of information.
  8. Plagiarism will result in disqualification from this, and any future English-Speaking Union Competitions.

To apply for competition the student must fill in a registration form (take the form on the Website:

The essay and a filled in form must be sent by email to the address:

The judges will assess the essays according to the following criteria:

  •        Contents, reasoning and evidence
  •        Development and analysis of  arguments
  •        Use of language
  •        Coherence, logics
  •        Structure of a personal opinion essay

The results of the National Essay Writing Competition 2019 will be announced in September 2019 on the website

The winners will be awarded.

Please, feel free to contact us in case of any questions.

Contact details of the ESU Ukraine:

  • Tel.:+380672546400,+380663317911
  • The ESU Ukraine, Room 706, Faculty of Foreign Languages, Kirovograd State Pedagogical University, 1, Shevchenko Street, Kirovograd, 25006, Ukraine.
  • Website:

It’s an honor to take parts in such an inspiring contest. But it’s the greater honor to be the winner of the National Shakespeare Competition 2019! 25th April was day X. Some participants asked me about my secret but the only my answer was: “No secret, only loyal love to Shakespeare”. That love to his works was so strong that only his sonnets could answer my questions and feel my mood. Even since school times my soul has been stretching to gorgeous things - English poetry.

The semi-finalists are listed in random order:

  1. Zelinska Valeria
  2. Puchnina Daria
  3. Taranukha Roman
  4. Yakovleva Vladyslava
  5. Kompaniiets Liza
  6. Lischuk Borys
  7. Doroshenko Vyacheslav
  8. Burko Nastya
  9. Klymenko Oleksiy
  10. BaklykovaNataliia
  11. Popova Victoria
  12. Kalnytska Yana
  13. Poltavets Katerina
  14. Yaikun Oleksandra
  15. Yevtushenko Tetiana
  16. Shamchenko Karina
  17. Marchenko Yuliia
  18. Golynsla Olha
  19. Voronichenko Anastasiia
  20. Chumak Eugeniia
  21. Kulieva Kamilla

The semi-finalists are invited to take part in the Final Stage of the competition which starts at 10.00a.m. on 25th April, 2019 in the KSPU library building: (Kropyvnytskyi, 1 Shevchenko Street, a new building, 2 Floor). Registration is at 10.00 a.m.

At the Semi-Final participants are to recite a sonnet different from the one presented at Round 1.

At the Final participants are to recite the same sonnet they presented at Round 1.

We invite pupils and students to join us for

the 2019 ESU Ukraine Shakespeare Competition!

The 2019 English-Speaking Union Ukraine Shakespeare Competition will take place on 1-25 April 2019 at  Central Ukrainian State Pedagogical University.

The Competition is open for 10-11 form school pupils and 1-6 year of studying university students.


I had a great opportunity to take part in the National Public Speaking Competition 2019, which was held on February, 2 at America House, Kyiv. This year there were 14 participants – university and school students from different regions of Ukraine, who competed to represent our country in London in May. In Round 1 we made videos and streamed them on YouTube, where we spoke on the theme ‘Lie has speed, but truth has endurance’.