KHA-botik is a Kharkiv IT Cluster’s contest where we asked children to picture a totem for the Kharkiv IT industry.

The goal of the project was to create a symbol for the Kharkiv IT Cluster.

The judges were Olga Shapoval, executive director of Kharkiv IT Cluster, Alyona Belyaeva, PR&Communications Manager of Kharkiv IT Cluster, and the leading experts from IT companies: Verzhina Gichunts from Gameloft Ukraine and Natalya Brynza from Artjoker.

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Children of different ages participated in the contest, that is why in some nominations we had such categories as Junior, for the youngest ones, and Senior, for children of 13+ years old.

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We received a lot of artworks: the KHA-botik was pictured as an elephant, unicorn, robot, and even as an abstraction and environment. For this reason, we announced winners in the following categories:

  • The most charming unicorn
  • The most creative elephant
  • The most creative logo
  • The most mystical character in the Junior and Senior categories
  • The most unexpected artistic decision
  • The best mascot character
  • The best IT-beast
  • People’s choice


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On June 1, Kharkiv IT Cluster thanked all the participants and announced winners in the video posted on our YouTube channel:

Part 1— here.
Part 2 — here.

Each participant received a certificate, and with some, we would surely keep in touch.

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Kharkiv IT Cluster is going to hold even more such initiatives, so follow us on social networks and subscribe to our YouTube-channel.

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