In 2018, the All-Ukrainian Open Competition of Programs for the Conservation and Development of Elements of the Intangible Cultural Heritage "LIVE TRADITION", organized by the Ukrainian Center for Cultural Research with the financial support of the Ukrainian Cultural Foundation, was held under the project "Creation of a Virtual Museum of Elements of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Ukraine". The contest was held in September-November 2018 in two stages in order to select the most relevant, integrated and coherent program (tools for using tools) for the preservation and development of the element of the intangible cultural heritage of Ukraine. The main task of the competition was to search and present the elements of the intangible cultural heritage of local communities; attraction of attention to the elements of the intangible cultural heritage that are not included in the National List of Elements of the NSC of Ukraine. Representatives and teams of local communities, territorial communities, regional centers of folk art, public organizations, general education schools, specialized educational institutions and other interested persons and institutions were invited to participate. Evaluation of nominees was carried out by the Expert Committee, which was formed on a competitive basis through an open call. Following the results of the competition, 43 applications were submitted to the Ukrainian Center for Cultural Studies, of which technical selection was conducted. 23. The Expert Committee selected 10 of the most relevant programs and identified three winners. The best practices of living traditions of local communities will be published on the Internet on the electronic resource of the "Virtual Museum of Elements of the NKS of Ukraine". We invite you to familiarize yourself with the nominees of the "Live Tradition" contest and to join in working together to find, preserve and popularize the intangible cultural heritage of the Ukrainian people.