‘Shedia’ invites young Greeks to design front cover of January Edition


The Greek street magazine “Shedia” addresses a call to the world of imagination, where the joy of visual creation meets the offer.

Picasso said he needed to reach the age of 70 to be able to paint like a child. This is because children’s paintings emit unrepeatable innocence and rich imagination and make us see the world with a colourful and cheerful look.

“Shedia” will not wait for us to cross the threshold of the seventh decade of our lives to urge little friends to taste the joy of visual creation.

Drawing inspiration from the British street magazine “Big Issue”, “Shedia” invites young Greeks aged 5-12 years, who attend kindergarten and primary school in every corner of Australia to dress in colours the word “home” and capture with their brush what this particular so warm concept means for us all.

The sketch that will win the hearts of the jury will grace the cover of the January 2022 issue of the Greek street magazine, while the twenty finalists will see their works exhibited in the House of “Shedia”.

All children who will pass the final stage of the competition will get a school backpack with educational material, painting materials and much more. The starting point of the competition is September 29, while the submission of the creations must be completed by November 1.

The jury consists of: Zoumboulakis Gallery, Director Daphne Zoumboulakis, the cartoonist Michalis Kountouris, the seller of “Shedia” Gerasimos Daskalakis and a student.

The jury will make its decision by December 1. Note that children’s creations can be made on any kind of paper.


The idea:  1st drawing competition for children’s street magazine cover “Shedia”.

Theme: A drawing on the word “home”.

Who can participate: All children from 5 to 12 years old have the right to participate. Participants are invited to send age, name and contact information.

Technical specifications: The sketch must be square, so that it can be accommodated on the cover, on any paper, and designed with the material to the liking of the little creator (pencil, felt-tip pen, tempera, etc.).

Dimensions: At least 20 cm. x 20 cm.

Send by mail or email. On the envelope please write “for the 1st competition of children’s cover of street magazine “Shedia””.

The address is: Street magazine “Shedia”, Nikiou 2, Athens 105 60.

If you forward your sketch via email (in artwork@shedia.gr), the file should be in high resolution, 2Mb to 4Mb and in JPG format. In this case, you will be asked, in the new year, to send also the original work (for the exhibition, etc.).

Closing date: Monday, November 1, 2021.




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