Greek Australian Cultural League announces winners of its literary competition

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The winners of the 2022 bilingual Literary Competition, held by the Greek Australian Cultural League (GACL), were announced over the weekend.

The ceremony took place at The Steps Gallery, in the inner-city Melbourne suburb of Carlton, on Sunday in front of many friends of the literary world and the noble arts.

According to the terms of the Competition, those who were first in each language (Greek and English) and in each category (poetry and prose) received their prizes, award money and their work was registered in the 68th issue of the Antipodes magazine.

Runners-up, along with the recognition of their participation, were given various books.

Whilst addressing attendees, the President of the GACL, Cathy Alexopoulos, said the organisation has been organising the Literary Competition since 1980 and they remain committed to its continuation for years to come.

The winners and their award-winning works are as follows:

Poetry Greek language

Credit: Dimitrakis Ioannou – The voice of nature

Prose Greek language

1st Prize: Niki Farfara Paschou – Every photo and one story

2nd Prize: Heidi Serafimidou – The lace curtains

3rd Prize: Christina Iatrou-Soitaridi – The big secret

Credit: Nikolaos Makridis – The miracle of life

Poetry in English

1st Prize: Margaret Kastoulis – Ode to Epidaurus

2nd Prize: Chrisoula Papadopoulos Papas – Unfettered

3rd Prize: Fotoula Reynalds – Fruit was a language she knew

Short Story in English

1st Prize: Chris Papachristos – Full Circle

2nd Prize: Nikos Andreopoulos – Hermes, Pythagoras and my Mother

3rd Prize: John Vithoulkas – Colour

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