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UCLA: Hellenic Photo Competition 2023

Calling Undergraduate Students: Hellenic Photo Competition

The West Coast Consortium of Hellenic Studies Programs invites undergraduate students from any North American West Coast university to submit one photograph taken in Greece in summer 2023 for the competition. The photographs must be taken during the period of May-August 2023. All photos must be original.

The theme for 2023 is:

Kiosk (periptero)

If you’ve ever traveled to Greece, there is no doubt you have come across and used a periptero, which is a small kiosk selling anything from tobacco, phone cards, water, soft drinks, newspapers, magazines, ice cream, gum as well as other confectionaries.

Photos can be of entire kiosks, details, or even portraits of those who work or shop at the periptero.

Submissions are due by September 15, 2023. A panel of university faculty and artists will determine the winning photographs. The best overall photo winner will receive a new Apple iPhone 13. Second-place winners will receive $100 Amazon gift cards. The winning photos will be displayed on the Hellenic Studies websites of the participating universities and a curated selection of photos will go on display in university centers, the Greek consulates, and the Greek Embassy in Washington, DC during the fall term of 2023.

Submissions must be sent electronically to: hellenic@humnet.ucla.eduAll submissions should be sent in jpg or tiff format (at least 300 dpi) with the title of the photo, the location of the kiosk, and a short paragraph describing the subject for use as a caption. Submissions should also include the name, university affiliation (please include a copy of your student ID), and contact information of the photographer. No late submissions will be accepted.

For inquiries, please contact Ms. Nikki Erinakis, Program Manager, at

This Consortium was established through Gefyra, a collaborative project organized by the UCLA Stavros Niarchos Foundation Center for the Study of Hellenic Culture and the Simon Fraser University Centre for Hellenic Studies. Please visit our website for more information.


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