The pan-Cypriot LOVE CYPRUS competition of the Yianis Christodoulou Foundation is now completed and it is time to announce the eight winners!

Increase of prizes to 8 with an increased amount to €180,000, due to the unexpectedly high participation and excellent quality of most of the works!

Projects that entered the hearts of the judges, touched and inspired.

The competition exceeded all expectations, as almost 200 schools from all over Cyprus sent in over 600 projects, most of them of high quality. Through a very difficult task, since all the entries were full of inspiration, creativity and passion, the judges came up with the eight winning projects.

The 8 winners

The winners of the LOVE CYPRUS 2023 competition are:

  1. Primary School of Argaka – video
  2. Primary School of Athienou K.A’ – photo
  3. Primary School of Forest Achna “Fotis Pittas” – photo
  4. Kokkinotrimithia Regional Gymnasium – video
  5. Polis Chrysochous Gymnasium – photo
  6. Agia Paraskevi Geroskipou Gymnasium – photo
  7. Lanitio Lyceum – video
  8. Technical School ‘TESEK’ Famagusta-Avgorou – video

Promotion of Cypriot tradition and art

The new initiative of the Yianis Christodoulou Foundation provided opportunities to promote creativity among the student population with the aim of upgrading their schools, a purpose which attracted the attention of young creators.

The participation of student teams in the LOVE CYPRUS competition was unexpectedly high, causing feelings of joy and emotion to Mr. John Christodoulou, as he has mentioned. The huge number of participants sends out strong messages: It is proof of the strong willingness of our students to improve their school environment. It is proof of the teachers’ genuine interest in a modern and attractive school system for children. It is evidence of parents’ good concern for education. That is, it is a reflection of the whole of Cypriot society’s concern.

Under the motto ‘LOVE CYPRUS’ all creations (photos, videos) promote Cyprus, not only as a summer tourist destination, but also as a country characterized by great tradition and culture, hospitality, arts, customs and natural beauties.

Increased prizes and prize money due to huge interest and impressive projects

The submission of more than 600 outstanding projects that impressed with their effort, innovation, creativity and colorfulness of ideas, “forced” the F.I. Yianis Christodoulou Foundation to increase the prizes to 8 (from 6) with a corresponding increase in total prizes to €180,000 (from €170,000), i.e. €50K, €25K, €10K and €5K in each category (photo/video).

At the same time, Mr. John Christodoulou is exploring other actions in cooperation with the State and other institutions, to further exploit the truly wonderful – to their majority – entries.

Awards ceremony with guest star Konstantinos Argyros

A great celebration of love, music and… reward is in store for the ‘Yianis Christodoulou Foundation’, during which it will award the winners of the competition. The prizes amount to €180,000. The official award ceremony will take place on 3 April 2023 at Monte Caputo Limassol, in the presence of distinguished guests. The jury will be composed of Mr. John Christodoulou, Ms. Anna Vissi, Ms. Marianna Latsi and Mr. Christian Moore. Konstantinos Argyros will raise the mood by performing his great hits. Finally, it is noted that participation in the event is strictly by invitation.

Interest from aboard

The award ceremony has also attracted the interest of important visitors from abroad, who will attend and are awaiting the event with great interest, in order to see Cyprus through a different angle – through the eyes of children! Specifically, more than 40 distinguished visitors from Monaco have set high on the agenda of their short visit to Cyprus, the award ceremony of the ‘Yianis Christodoulou Foundation’ students’ competition.

Rebecca Yoko