Victoria’s Greek students and youths called to take part in competition conveying meaning of 1821

Victoria.- Greek youths and students in Victoria are called on to take part in a competition in a number of mediums that reflects their understanding of the meaning of the events of 1821 that sparked the revolution leading to Greek independence.

The Ambassadors 200 competition, which is divided into four age categories for entrants ranging from six to 21 years old, has been organised by the Organisational Committee for Greek National Day under the auspices of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese and in conjunction with the Consul for Education in Melbourne and the General Secretariat for Greeks Abroad.

Participants to the Ambassadors 200 competition can present their views on the meaning of 1821 in a number of ways including as: an essay, a poem, drawing, Power Point presentation, a poster, interview, as song, painting or an object.

Judging of the entries will be held according to the age of the participants in four categories: Category A: six to nine years old; Category B: 10-13, Category C: 14-17; and Category D: 18-21.

While all participants will receive a Certificate of Participation, the best 200 entries will be officially announced as Ambassadors of Victoria for 2021.

The winning entries will be exhibited at the Botis Thalassinos Museum in Iraklion in Crete and will also receive the official commemorative medal of the 200th Anniversary from the Bank of Piraeus as well as a National Lapel Pin from the Organisational Committee for Greek National Day in Victoria.

The awards will be made at a special event to be held as part of the Holy Archdiocese of Australia’s Anniversary Program to celebrate the 200th year of the Greek Revolution.

The deadline for submissions is Friday, 1 April and can be sent by email on: or they can be posted to: Greek National Day Council of Victoria, PO Box 2250, 377 Gore Street, Fitzroy, Vic 3065.

♦ For more information contact Natasha Spanos on 0449 232 783 or email her on