Shakespeare Lives. Romeo and Juliet. Photo by Anneleen Lindsay. 

Tuesday 01 March 2016 to Saturday 10 December 2016

As a part of the Year of Language and Literature 2016, the British Council and the Russian Ministry of Education and Science are pleased to announce the results of the Illustrated Shakespeare School Competition.

The participants were challenged to create an Illustration inspired by any of Shakespeare’s works. It could be a costume design, a set design or an illustration of a particular scene and any creative medium and materials could be used.

The artworks of the winners are published at the bottom of the page.

Age 7-11 

The main prize – a 2-week English language course at Kilgraston School:

  • Evgeniya PYRIG (Nizhniy Novgorod)

Additional prizes – books by British authors:

  • Tatiana BOGDANOVA (St.Petersburg)
  • Alisa TUNDA (Kerch)
  • Nina KHMELEVA (Smolensk)
  • Evgeniya MOROZOVA (Ekaterinburg)
  • Alena KOROBKOVA (Yalta)
  • Aglaya KARKHALEVA (St.Petersburg)
  • Aleksandra VASILIEVA (St.Petersburg)

Age 12-14 

The main prize – a 2-week English language course at KKCL English:

  • Uliana PETROVA

Additional prizes – books by British authors:

  • Anastasia RIDER (St.Petersburg)
  • Alina BESHKINSKAYA (Ekaterinburg)
  • Inessa DEMENTIEVSKAYA (Moscow)
  • Maria DROZHATSCHIKH (Ekaterinburg)
  • Elizaveta RADCHENKO (Sochi)
  • Julia ZINATULLINA (Kemerovo)
  • Artem KANYUKOV (Ekaterinburg)
  • Ekaterina KUZNETSOVA (Leningradskaya oblast')
  • Anton LUKISHA (Omsk)
  • Tamara MESHKOVA (Klin)
  • Sonya MOLCHANOVA (Ekaterinburg)
  • Olga TOPANOVA (St.Petersburg)
  • Regina CHASOVA (Ekaterinburg)
  • Tatiana CHARUSHNIKOVA (Ekaterinburg)
  • Polina YAKUBOVSKAYA (Leningradskaya oblast')

Age 15-18 

The main prize – a 2-week English language course at KKCL English:

  • Polina Priymuk (Moscow)

Additional prizes – books by British authors:

  • Anna BATURINA (Nizhniy Novgorod)
  • Luisa GALSTYAN(Podol'sk)
  • Georgiy BEREZHNOV (Moscow)
  • Georgiy BEREZHNOY (Novopavlovsk)
  • Anna KLEYMENOVA (St.Petersburg)
  • Maria KNUTOVA (St.Petersburg)
  • Liya KOSTYANAYA (Leningradskaya oblast')
  • Anna POZDINA (Leningradskaya oblast')
  • Aleksandra SIDOROVA (Leningradskaya oblast')
  • Anastasia KHARITONOVA (Leningradskaya oblast')


Each of three age groups has a 1st prize of a 2-week English course in Summer 2017: provided by Kilgraston School (for the winner in 7-11 age group) and KKCL English (for 12-14 and 15-18 age groups, Go Create! English programme).

The prize includes pre-paid accommodation fees, meals, return air tickets to London (or Edinburgh, or Glasgow), transfer to/from the UK airport to the school and back, visa and medical insurance.

KKCL English offers programmes designed for boys and girls aged 11 to 17, to appeal to their sense of individuality and creativity. Go Create! English classes allow students to use their imagination and language skills to produce creative work in English that is uniquely theirs.

Go Create! English offers an integrated experience — language is explored in the classroom and then put into practice in creative projects such as animation, filmmaking and music production. The focus of each project is on using real English to discuss ideas, solve problems and use language creatively.
Go Create! English uses web-based apps so that the same programme could be delivered across multiple centres.  Project work is available online to access when students return home and subject options include filmmaking, music production, animation, TV presenting, interviewing and podcasting.
This unique programme is designed and updated by English language teachers who have professional backgrounds in filmmaking, music and web design industries.

In the summer, Kilgraston School runs a language school for boys and girls aged 8 to 18. Pupils have access to the entire grounds and the weeks are packed with learning opportunities, activities and trips. It's not just a great place to learn, but also to make friends and discover a beautiful part of the world.  All students benefit from small class sizes and a blended learning method, superb sports, activities and facilities and outstanding cultural trips and social programmes.
The course is designed in such a way that learners are free to use the language with confidence. The course then continues out on the sports fields, or with the horses, or through activities that make full use of Kilgraston’s impressive facilities.