Hagia Sophia Art Contest

Presented by The High Council for Greek Education


Theme: Η Αγία Σοφία µου (My Hagia Sophia) 

Deadline: Mailed artwork must be postmarked no later than, December 31, 2020 

Prizes: There are three prizes in each of three age categories, nine prizes in all. 

• Age categories are: 6-9 Years old: drawing, 9-11 Years old: drawing, sculpture, mosaic, 11-14 Years old: essay,  poem or video 

• The following prizes will be awarded in each age category: 1st place: $500, 2nd place: $250, 3rd place: $100

• His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros will honor all nine winners at the Annual Celebration of the Three  Hierarchs, January 30, 2021. 

Eligibility: The creator of the artwork must be a member in good standing of a Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Parish. 

Artwork Specifications: 

• Artwork must address the given theme. 

• Only flat media will be submitted now. All drawing pictures need to be accompanied with a small video of  the art creator explaining his/her picture. 

• All sculptures and mosaic need to be submitted on a recording/video from the creator showing and  explaining his/her artwork. If the creation gets a price then the Office of Education will ask the creator to  send the original artwork. 

• Videos could be submitted electronically. 

• Submissions must be entirely or essentially the artist’s original work. Found material such as bits of  wallpaper, photographs or printed matter may be used, e.g., in a collage, but must be presented in an  original way in the context of an essentially new composition. 

• Submitted artwork incorporates the following text: Poster/picture size is 11” x 17”. Included behind the poster:  Submitter Name, Submitter Address, Submitter email, Submitter Phone number. 

Submitting Artwork: 

• All entries, including digital artwork, MUST be submitted by mail/email. Artwork must be  postmarked by December 31st, 2020. PLEASE MAKE A COPY OR TAKE A PICTURE 

• A completed Entry Form MUST accompany the artwork. 

• Artwork and Entry Forms filled out completely, signed must be mailed to: 

Greek Orthodox Archdiocese Hellenic Cultural Center
ATTN: Anastasios Koularmanis
27-09 Crescent St,
Astoria, NY 11102

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