New Presidential Scholarships for Young Craftsmen will operate from 2013.
8.1.3 Grants, awards, scholarships
The National Shevchenko Prize is an annual award for writers, artists and artists groups for extraordinary achievements in different branches of culture. The Shevchenko Prize Committee receives applications from organisations and initiatives and declares its decision at the beginning of each year. There are also awards for special branches of culture given by the Ministry of Culture and the artists' unions. Prizes are also awarded by banks, private foundations and individuals. The Writers Union has a special support scheme for newly emerging writers to publish their works. The Ministry of Culture also grants the title of Honoured or Popular Artist of Ukraine to outstanding artists and cultural workers.
The Ministry of Culture holds an annual competition for the best script or story for documentary film. The winners receive an award amount of which is determined each year by the Ministry. In August 2012, the Cabinet of Ministers approved the Presidential Edict prepared by the Ministry of Culture on the basis of edicts of 1998 and 1999, On Assignment of Presidential grants to young film-makers and to the creation and realisation of socially significant artistic film projects.