Congratulations to eleven-year-old Nicolette Grigorakis from Sydney, NSW who is the winner of The Greek Herald’s Christmas print cover competition.
We received a big number of entries from across Australia and at the end of this year, the overload of festive feelgood spirit is just what we needed!
Nicolette’s image represents the time spent with immediate family to decorate her home and prepare for giving thanks and acknowledging, accepting each other after a difficult year in line with her Christian faith – listening to Christmas carols (Greek and English).
“The bows on the Christmas tree represent the family ties, the heart is the love we nurture for each other and the round ornaments are the family that gathers to celebrate,” said Nicolette, explaining the meaning behind the elements of her artwork.
The young artist whose family hails from Arcadia and Corfu is a student of St Spyridon’s Greek Afternoon School and told The Greek Herald she is really excited to spend Christmas with her family and friends after a tough year.
“We try to follow both Greek and Australian Christmas customs and combine the two cultures,” said Angela, Nicoletta’s mother.
*All finalist entries will be published on Friday’s Christmas edition