Angelique Karalis: Winner of The Greek Herald’s Christmas print cover competition

For the second year in a row, The Greek Herald has been on a mission to keep the Christmas spirit alive and to encourage the preservation of the Greek language and customs amongst the youth.

This mission was accomplished when The Greek Herald asked children aged 5 to 15 to help design the front cover of our special Christmas print edition on Friday, December 16. The entries we received were filled with colour, and many were focused on the themes of love, family and friends.

We thank all the children for their entries! A special thank you as well must go to the parents, and grandparents who encouraged their children to take part.

My family Christmas:

The Greek Herald is excited to announce today that 15-year-old Angelique Karalis from Alphington Grammar School in Victoria is the winner of our Christmas print cover competition. Congratulations!

Angelique tells The Greek Herald she was ‘very excited’ to find out she had won the competition because her artwork depicts her family spending time together, laughing, talking and sharing a traditional Greek meal of lamb-on-the-spit at Christmas.

“This artwork means a lot to my family and I because it represents our Greek heritage, as well as our family values,” Angelique explains.

Angelique Karalis, 15, Alphington Grammar School, with her winning design.

“This artwork depicts our family Christmas celebrations where all my aunts, uncles and cousins gather at yiayia and pappou’s house. There is always lots of laughter, traditional Greek music, dancing, delicious Greek food and of course my pappou’s specialty, the lamb-on-the-spit.”

Angelique says she wanted her artwork to portray that Christmas “is a time to reflect on our values and to be grateful for what we have, such as our family and friends.”

“It’s a time to reflect on our actions and choose goodness and prosperity,” she concludes.

The finalists:

Ivy Nattrass, Year 7 – Unley High School.
John Aivaliotis, 13.
Jasmine Micallef, 12.
Pearl Nindrajog, 14.


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