Angelina Dimitrakopoulos: Meet the winner of The Greek Herald’s Christmas cover design


For the third year in a row, The Greek Herald asked youth aged 5 to 18 to help design the front cover of today’s special Christmas print edition.

Like never before, we were overwhelmed with the number of entries from Greek schools across Australia. The entries we received were filled with colour, and many were focused on the theme of the competition – ‘Christmas in Greece’ or ‘A Greek Christmas.’

We thank all the children for their entries! A special thank you must also go to the parents and grandparents who encouraged their children to take part.

Winner: Angelina Dimitrakopoulos

The Greek Herald is excited to announce today that 12-year-old Angelina Dimitrakopoulos from the Greek Community of Melbourne’s Language & Culture Schools is the winner of our Christmas print cover competition for 2023. Congratulations Angelina!

Angelina shared a special message with The Greek Herald after finding out she had won the competition and was the recipient of a $200 Westfield gift voucher.

“It’s hard for me to find the right words to express what I’m feeling right now. I am very, very happy and I am sure that this is one of the moments of my life that will always be engraved in my mind,” she said.

“It is a great honour to have my work on your festive front page, and even more so when this work has to do with Christmas in Greece. This is something I have yet to experience, but I always think of it with a sense of romance, and the sea. That is what I tried to convey in my painting.”

Angelina also thanked The Greek Herald for the honour of selecting her as the winner, as well as the Greek Community of Melbourne’s Language & Culture Schools for encouraging her to take part in the competition.

“I also want to congratulate all the participants for the hard work and imagination they put into their work. I am certain that your work is good,” Angelina said.

“Merry Christmas to all, in good health. I hope the joy I feel from being the winner of this contest is something you all feel in your lives soon! Happy 2024!”


Below you can find our amazing top ten finalists:

The Greek Herald Christmas competition
Filia Zorbas, 11 years old, St Spyridon College.
The Greek Herald Christmas competition
Madeleine Kokkinogoulis, 9 years old, St Spyridon College.
The Greek Herald Christmas competition
Anna Elefantis, 9 years old, Greek Orthodox Community of NSW’s Greek afternoon and Saturday schools.
The Greek Herald Christmas competition
Christopher Kokkinogoulis, 11 years old, St Spyridon College.
The Greek Herald Christmas competition
Myra Varetimidis, 9 years old, Clemton Park Public School.
The Greek Herald Christmas competition
Kaitlyn Piera, 12 years old, Alphington Grammar School.
The Greek Herald Christmas competition
Ava Apostolopoulos, 11 years old, Greek Community of Melbourne’s online Greek school.
The Greek Herald Christmas competition
Μia Morisson, 13 years old, Greek Language and Culture Schools of the Greek Orthodox Community of Melbourne and Victoria.
The Greek Herald Christmas competition
Isabella Kollias, 7 years old, Unley High School.
The Greek Herald Christmas competition
Gabriel Tsagalidis, 5 years old, St John’s College.




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