Submissions open for the Hellenic Writers Association of Australia’s latest literary competition

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On the occasion of the “Speak Greek in March” campaign, the Hellenic Writers Association of Australia is organising a literary competition – ‘From Greece to the world’ – on Greece and the Greek language.

Theme included: Effects of Hellenism in the world. Influences, representations of Greek art around the world.

The aim of this competition is to give pupils and teachers the opportunity to reflect, comment and express feelings and thoughts about the Greek world and culture.

The competition is open to teachers, secondary school pupils, high school pupils, students and all those who wish to take part, both individually and as a group of two to three people, whether or not they are of Greek origin.

Participants in the literary competition will compete in the following literary genres: prose, fairy tale, historical tale, short story or poem.

Suggested themes for inspiration:

  • The history of Hellenism from antiquity to the present day.
  • The everyday life of Greeks in Greece and the Diaspora.
  • The fine arts, music, songs and Greek dances.
  • Literature (myths, legends, legends, lullabies, fairy tales, short stories, novels).
  • Important figures in the history and culture of the Greeks.
  • Influences of Greek culture on universal civilisation.
  • Presence and manifestations of social phenomena in Greek communities in Greece and in the Diaspora (e.g. violence, racism, social discrimination, war).

Literary work must be original and written in the Greek language. All resulting works should be in WORD format. Works will be judged at three levels (A, B, C) and one winner will be chosen from each category of the competition, who will receive a cash prize. All participants will receive a certificate of participation.

Categories:

  • Α. Students in grades A, B & C of high school
  • Β. Students in grades A, B & C of high school
  • C. Students and adults

The aims of the Hellenic Writers Association of Australia’s latest literary competition are:

  • The Participation Awards and Honorary Diplomas to be announced and awarded
  • The Awards and Participation Awards will be announced at an open event organised by the Hellenic Writers’ Association Australia.
  • The names of the schools and teachers who will participate in the activity and the names of the winners will be officially announced in the media.
  • The works will be published in next year’s Logos magazine.

The Coordination Committee of S.E.L.S.A. is at your disposal for any clarifications. The deadline for submission of entries: Friday, 28 June 2024.

Entries must be sent with the subject title – for the ‘Literary Competition’ – to the S.E.L.S.A. email address hellenicwritersau@gmail.com.

The competition is organised under the auspices of the Consulate General of Greece in Melbourne.
Responsible for the organisation: The Hellenic Writers Association of Australia and the Board of Directors – President, Roma Siachou, and the Association’s Secretary, Maria Kampyli.

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