Wartime allies Greek and Australian heroes topic of student competition

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Students of all ages are being urged to enter the Australian Hellenic Memorial Foundation student competition for their chance to win cash prizes. Dedicated to the Australian and Greek men and women who fought and died in WWII, the competition aims to educate and inform students on their sacrifice and the ongoing relationship between the two countries. Students are asked to submit something graphic or written that centres around the Greek Campaign of World War Two. Despite the countries being very far apart, they stood side by side during the war and fought for freedom. The parachute attack by the Germans in the Battle of Crete has remained etched in the minds of many and caused large casualties for Greeks and Australians at the time. Greeks risked execution and saved many of their Australian allies by hiding them. For the competition, first prizes range from $100 to $400 and there are four categories which are linked to year levels. Year’s 1 to 2 are asked to make a drawing or a painting, years 4 to 6 a drawing or poem, years 7 to 9 an essay or a poem and years 10 to 12 an essay or an interview with a veteran. Only one entry per student is allowed and can be written in Greek or English. Submissions must be in by 28 September. All those that have entered will receive a special badge commemorating the bond between Australia and Greece.last_img read more

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