Chytomo Award

Chytomo Award: Nominees announced in first stage of selection process


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The Chytomo Award is the first prize designed to recognize the professionalism, perseverance, and accomplishments of individuals in Ukraine’s literary and book publishing sector.

The award is launching this year and will be presented annually. On Sept. 25, the organizers announced the results of the first stage of the selection process.


A total of 121 applications were submitted, representing 137 nominees. Of these, 101 projects successfully passed the technical selection process.


Nominees of Book Publishing Market Trendsetter category:
1. Anton Martynov
2. Artbook Telegraf, Projector Publishing
3. Iryna Bilotserkivska (Bilka Publishing House)
4. Bohdan Kordoba
5. Oleksandr Savchuk Publishing House
6. My Bookshelf Publishing House
7. Ranok Publishing House
8. Bearded Tamarin Publishing House
9. The Old Lion Publishing House LLC
10. Arthuss Publishing House
11. Yakaboo Publishing
12. Ivan Fedechko (The Old Lion Publishing House)
13. The Book Lion Bookstore
14. Kyiv Book Fest
15. Ist Publishing independent publisher
16. Olha Olkhova-Sukhomlyn (literary curator of the Lutsk Literary Residency, Phd, Poet), Kateryna Telipska (co-curator of the Lutsk Literary Residency, head of the Department of Tourism and Promotion of the city of Lutsk)
17. Vydavnytstvo 21
18. Artbooks Publishing House, LLC
19. Vivat Publishing House
20. Books&Cartoons
21. CP Publishing
22. Daoud Sarhandi-Williams


Nominees of Book Initiative That Promotes Reading category:
1. Chytaty Vholos [The Read Aloud]” – Literary And Educational Project
2. Alla Komarova
3. Andrij Meronyk
4. Books & Cartoons
5. Library Country Charitable Foundation
6. Valeria Sorochan
7. Arthuss Publishing House
8. “Krutezno” — National Ukrainian Competition Of Literary Podcasts
9. Tetiana Hlinchuk
10. NewYork Literary Festival (NGO)
11. Translatorium (NGO)
12. Radio Culture — Literary Editorial
13. Daria Murakami
14. Doroshenko Svitlana, Dolga Ulana, Siropol Svitlana
15. Emma Antoniuk For The “Riznytsia Ye” project
16. Kalamar
17. Chernihiv Regional Library For Youth
18. Andriy Meleshevych Kyiv-Mohyla School Of Governance
19. LitAI Podcast – charity podcast
20. Lugansk Regional Universal Scientific Library
21. Lviv Regional Library For Youth Named After Roman Ivanychuk
22. Barabooka — media about children’s literature and reading
23. Tania Stus
24. Yakaboo
25. Okunevych (Peredrii) Anastasiia
26. Oleh Kotsyuba
27. Online Library Of Books In Braille Of The International Charitable Foundation “Health Of The Future”
28. Army Reads program
29. Literary Games Studio — “Repainted Fox” podcast
30. Theater Community Dsp, “Poetyka” Festival
31. Tetyana Gonchenko (Andryushchenko), Book Telegram Channel “Nepozbuvnyi Knygochytun”
32. Irbis Comics Publishing, LLC
33. Adef-Ukraine Publishing House – LLC
34. Fantastic Talk(s)
35. Kharkiv Regional Organization Of The National Union Of Writers Of Ukraine
36. Centralized Library System Of The Solomyan District Of Kyiv
37. Chernivtsi Regional M. Ivasyuk Library
38. Book Of The Year — BBC Literary Award
39. Youth Library Of The Department Of Culture Of The Loziv City Council Of The Kharkiv Region
40. Litra
41. Onlybooks
42. Tetiana Orlyk
43. Ukrainian Coordination Center E.v.
44. Ukrainian Puzzles
45. Youtube Channel ‘Shaleni Avtorky’ — Vira Ageeva And Rostyslav Semkiv


Nominees of Ukrainian Book Ambassador category:
1. Romana Romanyshyn & Andriy Lesiv (Art Studio Agrafka)
2. Askold Melnychuk
3. Bohdana Neborak
4. Vivat Publishing House
5. Їzhak Publishing House. Їzhakultura Project
6. Arthuss Publishing House
7. Ukraïner Publishing House
8. Victoria Amelina (posthumously)
9. Vira Ageeva
10. Daria Panchuk
11. Inna Bilonozhko
12. Nytka Bookshop ( NIĆ. Kawiarnio-księgarnia – a social enterprise run by the Active Integration Foundation)
13. Travelbook Project (Green Penguin)
14. “Kolo” Private Enterprise
15. Liliia Shutiak
16. Lviv Bookforum / NGO “Publishers’ Forum”
17. Lucia Bondar
18. Nina Murray
19. Oksana Luschevska
20. Rodovid Press (Kyiv, Ukraine)
21. Tamara Horikha Zernya (Tamara Duda)
22. Tetiana Vyhovska;
23. Ukrainian Publishers & Booksellers Association – Public Union
24. Pen Ukraine
25. Union International Ukrainian School
26. Yuriy Kryvosheya
27. Yuriy Lukanov
28. Books & Cartoons
29. Emma Shercliff And Founder Of Laxfield Literary Associates
30. José Miguel Soriano Del Castillo
31. Kseniya Fuchs
32. Lost Horse Press And Their Contemporary Ukrainian Poetry Book Series
33. Tetiana Pylypets, Communal Enterprise Of Lviv Regional Council “Lviv Regional Library For The Youth Named After Roman Ivanychuk”
34. Voices Of Freedom: Contemporary Writing From Ukraine / NGO-journal Craft.


The cash prize for each nomination will be 4,000 EUR. Additionally, a Special Prize from the Frankfurt Book Fair (Frankfurter Buchmesse) will be awarded to recognize outstanding achievements by Ukrainian publishers, offering them the opportunity to have a stand at the 2024 event.



The applications will be reviewed by an international jury of eight experts in the fields of publishing and literature.