The annual all-Ukraine competition among children and youth of photo and video works “Safe Country” has started

On May 17, the IV annual all-Ukraine competition of photo and video works of the national project “Safe Country” started in Ukraine. The organizers are International Charitable Foundation “Assistance to Victims of Road Accidents” together with the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine and the Motor (Transport) Insurance Bureau of Ukraine announced during a press conference at Ukrinform, dedicated to the beginning of Road Safety Week.

As every year, the competition aims to draw attention to the main components of life safety and safe behavior in society, road traffic injuries, child bullying, violence and their consequences, equal rights and opportunities for children’s access to education in Ukraine, behavior in case of emergencies, environmental safety, creation of social advertising “Safe country through the eyes of children”.

This year the competition covers 6 socially important topics:
  • Youth for road safety;
  • Use of reflective elements;
  • Countering bullying (harassment) in educational institutions;
  • Barrier-free educational environment;
  • Ecological safety;
  • Life Safety.
For the first time this year, the theme of accessibility is proposed by the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine in the framework of the National Strategy for creating a barrier-free space in Ukraine for the period up to 2030, approved in April this year. This direction involves highlighting the importance of equal access to all types and forms of education, ensuring the special educational needs of all participants in the educational process, and creating an inclusive educational environment.

Students and pupils of educational institutions without age restrictions are traditionally invited to participate in the competition. Children under 14 with the consent of parents / guardians.

The competition will last from May to October 2021, summing up the results in November 2021 during the second stage of the Road Safety Week in Ukraine. The winners will be awarded with excellent prizes and gifts, and their works can claim the status of social advertising for broadcast in the media.

You can get acquainted in detail with all the conditions of the competition and the requirements for the competition works at the link