European Day of Languages. Competition for the best advertisement poster


European day of languages
23rd September 2018
Art competition for the best advertisement poster

The European Day of Languages has been celebrated every year since 2001 at the initiative of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg to promote multilingualism in Europe.

Linguistic diversity is a tool for achieving greater intercultural understanding and a key element in the rich cultural heritage of our continent. That’s why 800 million Europeans are encouraged to learn more languages at any age, in and out of school.

The European Day of Languages in  Kyiv will be held on 23rd of September at the British Council/Goethe Institute. There will be a number of useful and exciting activities for children and adults to help them learn more about European languages and culture. Organizers: British Council, Goethe-Institut, Hungarian Embassy, Institut français, Instituto Italiano di cultura, Instytut Polski and  České centrum.

This year the organisers of the European Day of Languages in Kyiv are announcing a contest for the best poster representing the idea of multilingualism and intercultural understanding. The best work will be  used as the main advertisement of the event in Kyiv.

The main winner will have a possibility to work with an international team and  receive a fee  for their work.  Best works in each age group will be displayed at the European Day of Languages.

Age groups

Competition entries fall into three age groups and winners will be chosen for each one:
*Children: 8 – 12 years old
*Teenagers: 13 – 17  years old
Adults: 18 +  years old

*Please note that if a child under 18 is a winner,  written consent from parents will be needed to display their work.

Entry requirements

Format: A4, jpg or pdf
Each entry should contain an image (in bright colours if on paper), the name and date of the event (European Day of Languages   23rd  September 2018)
Each entry must be  accompanied by: full name and  age of the author, email address and phone number


 All works to be submitted by 8th of July 2018 to and

The results will be announced on the 16th of July 2018