Literary contest "The Hidden Memory of Moravia"

14. 11. 2012

The seventh year of the competition was officially declared open by JUDr. Hana Holušová, the head of the Division for Culture and Conservation of the South Moravian Region Council. The declaration took place on 24th October during the festive evening called “May Live the Republic!” in the Museum of Literature in Moravia. The year 2013 will be in the spirit of the celebrations of the arrival of Cyril and Methodius to Great Moravia. These personalities also inspired this year’s theme of this contest. Prosaic texts with the subject “Pass it on!” can be treated as a real or fictive story of eminent personages of Moravian and Czech history who influenced their contemporaries as well as future generations in a fundamental and positive way. It can also be a story of those who accepted their message, which influenced their lives.

Young people between 12 and 19 years of age can participate in the contest by sending their text to the address of the Museum of Literature in Moravia by 31st March 2013. The course of the contest will be possible to follow on Facebook where the Hidden Memory of Moravia has its own page. However, there is more in store than just virtual meetings. From January through March, free creative writing seminars will be organized in the cities of Moravia, titled “Taming of the Literary Muse”, which will help pupils and students to develop the topic. Texts participating in the context will be judged by an expert jury and a festive declaration of the results will take place in the Slavic Fortified Settlement in Mikulčice in the other half of June.

Those interested will find topical conditions regarding the contest, its status and the application form on the website of the enunciator and the organizing institutions – the Museum of the Brno Region, and Masaryk Museum in Hodonín:,,


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  • Here are our roots.

    (Blessed John Paul II, 22nd April 1990, Velehrad)

    They wanted to become part of those nations and to share their destiny in everything. Here, in this place, at Velehrad, in Moravia, we can feel the historical legacy of the kingdom in a peculiar way – we can feel even those who became its keepers and guardians.

    (Blessed John Paul II)

  • For us, people of the present age, their apostolate contains even the elocution of the ecumenical appeal, i.e. to build unity again, in a peaceful reconciliation, which later after their deaths was heavily damaged, and in the first place the unity between the East and the West.

    (Blessed John Paul II)

  • Their work is also a very important contribution to the growth of the common Christian roots of Europe, which by their firmness and viability create one of the main contact points, which must be respected by every serious attempt at reunification of our continent in a new and topical way.

    (Blessed John Paul II)

  • The story of both brothers, Cyril and Methodius, is a distinct example of unity.

    Saints Cyril and Methodius contributed, to a great extent, to the building of Europe, not only regarding its Christian religious community but also concerning its civil and cultural unity.

    (Blessed John Paul II)

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