The Eighth Poetry Contest

Saby Charitable Foundation announces the beginning of The Ninth Poetry Contest in the official language of the Republic of Kazakhstan ("the Contest").


Term of the Contest

The Contest will be held from January 18, 2019 till May 31, 2019.

Open participation in the Contest

The Contest is open to young writers up to 24 years, writing in the Kazakh language. Place of residence, citizenship and nationality do not matter.


Announcement of the results of the Contest will be published at web-sites of the Contest on July 1, 2019.


Purpose of the Contest

1. Drawing of public attention to modern child poesy

2. Revelation of intensity, beauty, clarity and depth of the Kazakh language to public

3. Promotion of the Kazakh language as a literary and ethical basis of the Kazakh culture

4. Discovery of talented modern Kazakh-speaking poets, and introduction of their works to public, theorists of literature and publishers

5. The possibility of financial support in publishing their works in the Book of child poems, assistance in their creative development and awareness



The main winner will receive The Prize - a notebook and the possibility to get tuition fee in educational institution paid for account of Saby Foundation after graduation from high school.


Conditions of the Contest

Poetic works written in the Kazakh language of any genre, both previously published and never published, of a reasonable duration are allowed for participation in the Contest.

Poems may be on various themes.

Each participant may submit up to three of his best poems.


Ethical requirements to material submitted by a participant of the Contest

It is prohibited to publish materials that:

- Contain uncontrolled vocabulary;

- Are of extremist nature;

- Affect honor and dignity of particular people;

- Are of pornographic and sexual nature;

- Cause psychological traumas to children;

- Are of nationalistic, racial or any other similar nature;

- Are of antireligious and extremist nature;

- Are of depressing nature


Participants of the Contest bear individual responsibility for violation of third parties' copyright.


Application of a participant

A participant of the Contest shall send a letter by email or mail addressed to Organizers. A letter shall contain:

- An Application, which represents an absolute consent with gratuitous publication of his/her works at web-sites of the Contest or in the Book of child poems; (attached)

- Files with the works

- Participant photo


Upon receipt of a participant's letter his/her Application and works will be considered preliminarily by Organizers of the Contest, after which a participant will receive a confirmation from Organizers of the Contest if his/her works are accepted for the Contest.


Executive bodies of the Contest

Organizers undertake to execute directly measures for organization and holding of the Contest.

Organizers may form jury and editorial staff of the Contest at their own discretion.


Editorial staff of the Contest may:

Carry out preliminary selection of poems for the Contest.

Editorial staff of the Contest does not take a duty to edit poems received for the Contest.

Editorial staff of the Contest is not responsible for content of poems received for the Contest.


Organizers of the Contest have a right to:

Publish at Organizers' web-site selected works of each author, for which purpose authors shall give their written consent in the Application.

Use materials of the Contest in the working activity of Organizers.


The results of the Contest will be:

- Announcement of the winner of the Contest;

- Awarding the Prize - a notebook to the winner;

- Publication of work of the winner on web-sites of Organizers;

- Coverage of the results of the Contest.


Organizers of the Contest reserve a right to make additional incentives to outstanding works at all stages of the Contest.


To benefactors:

We accept help from any individual or legal entity with the aim to expand the prize fund of the Contest and enhance the sphere of the Contest.



Official web-sites of Organizers:,

Postal address: 250, Dostyk, City of Almaty, index 050020

E-mail addresses for filing of applications and sending works:,

All necessary information can be obtained by phone: +7 (727) 311 29 38


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