The Pan-Australian National Council of Celebrations for the 200th anniversary of the Greek Revolution in 1821, has unveiled the official logo to be used at all commemoration events in Australia next year.
The Council called for submissions from Greek Australian graphic designers who came up with various designs and logos.
Ms Paula Sagiadellis, a 29-year-old graphic designer, submitted a number of logo options with the final one being selected early this week.
“I am very proud that my logo design was chosen amongst the other Greek Australian graphic designer entries. As a Greek Australian of Cretan and Limnian descent, I was very excited to participate!” Ms Sagiadellis tells The Greek Herald.
Sources of The Greek Herald have confirmed His Eminence Archbishop Makarios played a pivotal role in the designing of the logo. His Eminence added the elements of the Orthodox Cross and introduced the colours of the Australian flag ,making this logo truly representative of this commemorative event.
Official Press Release:
The 25th of March 1821 commemoration is of religious and national importance for Hellenism. Hellenes around the globe celebrate on this day the Annunciation of Our Lady and the proclamation of the Modern Hellenic State, hence why we feel this milestone is a very important one.
This Commemoration gives us the opportunity to promote, educate and enhance the knowledge or understanding of our third, fourth and subsequent generations of what happened in 1821 thus ensuring the significance of this historical event is not lost.
In 2021, we respect our history, we remember our ancestors, we showcase Greece and we plan for our future.
The National Council for the Commemoration of the 200th Anniversary for the independence of the Modern Hellenic State is made of representatives from Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia and the Australian Capital Territory.
The council is proud to present the official Logo that has been adopted for all the events in the official Australian Calendar. The council called for submissions from Greek Australian graphic artists who came up with various designs and logos. The successful artist is a 24-year-old Greek Australian who resides in Victoria namely Ms. Paula Sagiadellis – Jermenis.
Her design is centred around the Bicentennial Anniversary with the main focus being the number 200 and the two zeros showcasing the symbolic Olive Branch. Both zeros are intertwined symbolizing the eternal bonds between the two nations Greece and Australia using the National Greek Colours ( Navy Blue and White ) and the National Australian Colours, Dark Blue, Red and White ). The Logo also has the Holy Cross symbolising faith.