The Living Classics international young readers competition is one of the largest children’s literature projects that brings together the spontaneity, uniqueness and vibrancy of children’s talents.
Why should I take part in this competition?
Living Classics helps to instill a love of reading to a young generation through meeting great works of world literary heritage, as well as to inspire them to create and express themselves in a new way. The competition gives an opportunity to engage with other young speakers from all over the world with its main prize being a trip to the Artek International Children’s Center.
Participation fee: Participation if FREE and open to all children aged from 10 to 17.
Awards: All participants receive certificates, and the top winners also look forward to special prizes.
Participants are expected to recite a fragment of any classical prosaic text written in (or translated into) the Russian language.
Terms and conditions:
The contest is split into several rounds:
This is an annual competition. To find out and save the exact dates on your Google calendar, please refer to our calendar to save the dates!
How can I prepare for the competition?
Metaphor teachers will be happy to help our students ages 10 and older to find a suitable book and to prepare a memorable performance for the contest.
Dates: The annual competition takes place every February-March. Follow our calendar to save the date!
Please read more about this competition on its official website.