In recognition of the poetess Kiki Dimoulas, the Hellenic Cypriot Cultural Association (HCCA) and the Association of Cypriot Writers are launching a youth poem competition.
The competition between Greeks and Cypriots living in Australia and abroad provides an opportunity for youth aged between 15 and 30 to showcase their talents to a panel of experienced writers, as well as honour a great poetess.
Writers can submit a poem (up to 25 lines) or a short story (up to 300 words) that is inspired by the well-known poem of Kiki Dimoulas, ‘Popular Number’.
“It is worth loving our people dearly and showing them as they live and stand by us. It is worth giving joy and honouring with modesty and friendliness the writers of letters, arts, culture and science while living close by.
“The future belongs to our young people, and by all means we must teach them the value of being “Hellenic”, but also raise awareness of ethical issues to nurture and educate,” the Hellenic Cypriot Cultural Association said in a statement.
The youth competition begins on February 18 and ends on March 1, 2020. The poems and short stories will be judged by an Evaluation Committee of scholars and writers, members of the Hellenic Cypriot Cultural Association and the Cyprus Writers’ Association.
The poems of the selected winners of competition will be broadcast to the international, digital, broadcast ‘Reading With Sissy’ on Radio1d www.radio1d.gr, which is broadcast live on Facebook and YouTube.
All selected works will also be included in the Youth Literary Anthology, to be published by the Hellenic Cypriot Cultural Association and the Cyprus Literary Association, and will be released in Greece, Cyprus and abroad.
The Hellenic Cypriot Cultural Association (HCCA) aims to record, preserve, communicate and promote the common culture of Greece and Cyprus, as well as unite ubiquitous Greek and Cypriot artists, artists and scientists.
It sets the noble aim of defending and promoting in Greece, Cyprus and internationally the ecumenical ideals, mainly of Hellenism, the Greek Language, the arts and the traditions. They act through a series of works and activities of a literary, educational and social nature, sometimes in synergy with a charity or entertainment arts.