THE AWARD EVENT OF THE STUDENT PAINTING COMPETITION “NIKI GOULANDRIS” in June 5th, WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY

THE AWARD EVENT OF THE STUDENT PAINTING COMPETITION "NIKI GOULANDRIS" in June 5th, WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY

On Saturday, June 5, 2021, , World Environment Day, the Award Ceremony of the Panhellenic Painting Competition “Niki Goulandris” with the theme “Greek Wildflowers” took place in the Museum’s garden.

During the event that was dedicated to the memory of the co-founder of our Museum late Nikis Goulandris, twelve talented elementary school students were awarded.The winners, from schools of Attica, Thessaloniki, Viotia, Lesvos, Santorini and Lefkada, received their awards from the Minister of Culture and Sports, Mrs. Lina Mendoni.

The Minister was guided to the Exhibitions and Laboratories of the GNHM by the Head of Collections, Dr. Maria Dimaki and the Head of the Botany Laboratory Dr. Dionysis Mermyga. She was also informed by the Head of Education of GAIA Center, Mrs. Nafsika Papavlasopoulou, about the New Permanent Exhibition of the GAIA center, which is to be completed at the end of the year, the SPHERE and the Dome of Projections.

All students and their families were also guided to the Exhibitions and Laboratories of the Museum by the Head of Education of the Museum and Head of the Competition, Mrs. Lily Iakovidou-Alevra, the Head of the Botanical Laboratory Dr. Dionysis Mermyga and Mrs. Katerina Giataganaki, executive of the Education Department of the Museum

The event took place under the strict observance of all health restrictions, for all present parties: the winner students accompanied by members of their families, members of the Board. of the GNHM, the organizing and judging committee of the competition, as well as GNHM executives.

The students who were awarded were the following:

A'-B 'Elementary level:

1st Award: Αριάδνη Καραφέρη-Καρδασάκη – 9ο Δημ. Σχολείο Αλίμου

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2nd Award:
Έκτορας Καράμπελας – Εκπ. Κωστέα Γείτονα


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3rd Award: Αναστασία Πετρακοπούλου – Εκπ. Κωστέα Γείτονα


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4th Award: Μαρία Πατσέα – Δημ. Σχολείο Πύργου – Μεγαλοχωρίου – Θήρα

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Age level C’-D ‘Primary:

1st Award: Αριστέα Παπανδρίκου – Ελληνογαλλική σχολή Άγιος Ιωσήφ


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2ο βραβείο: Αγγελική Κουκλάκη – 1ο Δημ. Σχολείο Λευκάδας


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3nd Award: Ευφροσύνη Παπαδοπούλου – Πρότυπα Εκπαιδευτήρια Θεσσαλονίκης


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4th Award: Ιωάννα Δεναξά – Ελληνογαλλική σχολή Άγιος Ιωσήφ

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Age level E’-S ‘Primary:

1st Award: Δαυίδ Ρέι – Ελληνική Παιδεία

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2nd Award:: Χρυσούλα Κυπραίου – 2ο Δημ. Σχολείο Αλίαρτου Βοιωτίας

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3rd Award:: Βικτώρια Κωστούρου – 11ο Δημ. Σχολείο Μυτιλήνης


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4th Award:: Ντι Λάουρο Πιέρο Λούκα – Ελληνογερμανική Αγωγή

The Awards were as follows:

1st Winners of each age level received:

  • A luxurious volume of the collector’s edition “HELLENIC WILD FLOURS” by Niki Goulandris,
  • A porcelain cup with herbal painting, by Niki Goulandris
  • A free entry card to the Museum until they reach adulthood

2nd, 3rd and 4th Winners of each age level:

  • A porcelain cup with herbal painting, by Niki Goulandris
  • A free entry card to the Museum until they reach adulthood

The Minister of Culture and Sports also offered souvenirs to the winners!

The purpose of this competition was for the students to get to know the wild flowers of our country, with special goals:

  • to locate the wild flowers of the area where they live and to capture the beauty of the Greek nature
  • to observe their special characteristics
  • to get acquainted and watch the changes in the flora, through the year
  • to discover the biodiversity of Greek wildflowers

The members of the Organizing Committee of the Competition were:

Lily Iakovidou – Alevras, Head of the Educational Department of GNHM

Dionysis Mermygas, Head of the Botanical Department of GNHM

Lampis Theodoropoulos, Head of the Artistic Department of GNHM

Vasso Kousoula, Book Editor of Niki Goulandris

 

The members of the Jury were:

  • Mariza Fasianou
  • Mireille Bessi, Visual Artist, Member of the Art Department of GNHM 1974 – 2019
  • Jenny Antonopoulou, Visual Artist
  • Dimitra Lampretsa, Visual Artist, Teacher of the Ministry of Education
  • Eleni Dragoumi, Visual artist, volunteer of THE Educational Dep. GNHM

 

Also, 60 praises were given to the works that stood out, coming very close to the award. The commendations were sent by name to all the students via email to the addresses of their schools (June 14th-16th).

Finally, an email was sent to all 144 schools that participated in the competition with the Certificate of Participation (June 14th – 16th).

The Student Painting Competition “Niki Goulandris” will be repeated in the next school year (2021 – 2022) under a different title!

 

Photos from the event!






 


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