OXI Day 80 Year Anniversary Competition


Do you want to have your own work published in one of Australia’s biggest national newspapers?

The Greek Herald is launching a competition commemorating the 80 year anniversary of OXI Day on October 28, 2020.

OXI Day marks the day back on October 28, 1940, when former military general and Prime Minister of Greece, Ioannis Metaxas, rejected an ultimatum given by the Italian dictator, Benito Mussolini, during World War II. 

The competition will require people to submit any piece of writing or artwork about the event, with the winning piece to be selected by the team at The Greek Herald.


For this competition you have the freedom to submit anything! This can include a short history of the ensuing Greco-Italian War, an artwork of the moment Metaxas said ‘OXI,’ or even a poem! Whatever you write, make sure it is below 300 words!

Submissions written in Greek and English will be accepted for the competition.

The finalists will be separated into different age group categories, with the winners from each receiving a $50 Westfield Gift Card AND their work will be published in The Greek Herald.

Below is a list of the prizes for each age group:

Prizes for each age group:

Grade 5 to 6

Winner: $50 Westfield Gift Card. Published work in The Greek Herald newspaper and online.

Grade 7 to 9

Winner: $50 Westfield Gift Card. Published work in The Greek Herald newspaper and online.

Grade 10 to 12

Winner: $50 Westfield Gift Card. Published work in The Greek Herald newspaper and online.

How to enter:

Send through your submissions by Wednesday, 21st October 2020, 19:00 AEST, with the title “Submission – OXI Day Competition” to The Greek Herald’s email address at: greek@foreignlanguage.com.au

In the body of the email please include your name, age and preferred contact number.

Winners will be announced on Wednesday October 28th, 2020 by 19:00 AEST.

Help us commemorate this significant piece of Greek history!




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