Kazakhstan celebrates the 175th Anniversary of Abai Kunanbaiuly throughout 2020. Abai is a well-known Kazakh poet, great thinker, composer and philosopher. Abai’s legacy is a rich collection of songs, poems, and prose.
In an effort to pay homage to the Abai’s legacy, the Embassy of Kazakhstan launched a contest raise awareness of Abai’s works and to learn more about the history and culture of Kazakhstan. We hope the participants also benefit by gaining confidence in public speaking, and build self-confidence - attributes that Abai himself held in high regard.
Submit your videos for the Abai poetry reading competition using the form below.
POETRY CONTEST RULES
Participants should record videos of themselves reciting a piece of Abai’s works;
- Video duration - no more than two minutes;
- Languages – Kazakh or English;
- Background music and national costume are encouraged;
- All forms of creativity will be accepted;
All videos will be uploaded to the Embassy of Kazakhstan in Washington, DC’s Facebook page and abaicenter.com.
The deadline for submission is May 1, 2020. Once uploaded, videos will be evaluated and ranked via a public poll on the Embassy’s Facebook page and abacenter.com.