Under the auspices of the Archdiocese of Australia and in collaboration with the Melbourne Office of Education and the General Secretariat of Greeks Abroad, Victoria’s Organizing Committee of the National Anniversary organizes a competition entitled “AMBASSADORS 200”. According to the announcement, as reported by vema.com.au, this competition aims at providing the young people of the Greek Orthodox Community of Victoria with the opportunity to actively participate in the celebration of the 200th anniversary of the Greek Revolution.
Participants are invited to explain what 1821 means to them. In the announcement, it is mentioned that the participants will have the opportunity to present their views through various types of writing and artistic inspiration: essay, poetry, painting, PowerPoint presentation, poster, interview, song or creation of an object.
The competition is open to elementary and secondary education students, as well as young people of Greek origin from 18 to 21 years old from all over Victoria.
The best 200 entries to win: (a) will be officially declared Ambassadors of Victoria for 2021; (b) will be sent to Greece where their works will be displayed at the Museum “Botis Thalassinos” in Heraklion, Crete; (c) will be awarded the official commemorative medal of the 200th Anniversary from Piraeus Bank; (d) will be awarded the official pin of the National Committee of the Holy Archdiocese of Australia. Finally, all participants will receive a certificate of participation.
The awards will be given at a special event that will take place as part of the Anniversary Program of the Holy Archdiocese of Australia to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Greek Revolution.