This year, the Chytomo Award will be introduced to acknowledge exceptional accomplishments within the Ukrainian book publishing and literary domain. This annual award ceremony, will be held towards the end of each year, celebrating noteworthy achievements and contributions to the advancement of the book market and the industry as a whole, while also promoting reading.
Award winners will receive unique statuettes and a cash prize of 4,000 Euros for each of the three nominations, as well as for the Special award of the Frankfurt Book Fair (includes the possibility of participation at the stand at the Frankfurter Buchmesse in 2024). The Chytomo Award Ceremony, featuring the finalists and jury members, will take place in November 2023 in Kyiv either in person or streamed online, depending on the circumstances.
Chytomo media is establishing the Award with the support of the German Publishers and Booksellers Association and the Frankfurter Buchmesse. Additionally, Germany’s Ministry of Culture, acting via its project to strengthen cooperation between German and Ukrainian book industries, has provided a monetary award of 4,000 euros in each category.