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FOR THE YEARS 2020 & 2021

The Municipality of Athens, honoring the memory of the prominent writer and donor, Vassilis Moskovis from Symi, announces through the Culture, Sports and Youth Organization of the Municipality of Athens, a competition for the “Moskovis Prize” for the years 2020 and 2021, for authors of Historical, Folklore, Linguistic and other works that refer to the History and Culture of the Dodecanese (as a whole or of an island).

The competition is open to all those who have written a study on the history, linguistics and folklore of the Dodecanese, as well as to authors who have presented relevant publications in the years 2018 – 2020 for the 2020 Award and 2019 – 2021 for the 2021 Award, in order to be judged by the relevant Committee, so that these awards can be granted by the end of 2022. Candidates may only participate in the call for one year, either 2020 or 2021.

The prizes will be accompanied by a cash prize of €1,000 each.

The projects can be submitted until 23 May 2022 to the Culture, Sports and Youth Organization of the Municipality of Athens (50 Akadimias Street, 106 79 Athens), Department of Administrative Support, with the indication “For the VassilisMoskovis Award” or sent to the above address by post.

For further information, interested parties can contact the following telephone numbers: 210 5151541 and 210 5142138 (Ms Maria Karoni).

The Jury Committee consists of:

  1. 1. Mina Allexiadis – Professor Emeritus of Folklore of the National Centre of Culture and Arts.
  2. IoannaGennimata – Member of the Board of Directors of the Culture, Sports and Youth Organization of the Municipality of Athens (OPANDA)
  3. EmmanouilPerseli – Professor Emeritus of Theology of the Hellenic University of Athens.

*A deputy member is the President of the Union of Symi “The Panormitis”.

Those interested can pick up the notice from the offices of the Culture, Sports and Youth Organization of the Municipality of Athens (Cultural Center of the Municipality of Athens, 50, Akadimias Street) or download it from the website of the Organization.

Vassilis Moskovis, donor of the Municipality of Athens, handed over the Dodecanese House with its collections to the Municipality of Athens, which has been operating since 1996.

In the Dodecanese House, the author presented and represented various customs and living traditions of the Dodecanese. For this reason the place was named Dodecanese House and not Museum. Since 1977 it has established an annual prize for the best study on the culture of the Dodecanese.

In September 1996, the Cultural Organization of the Municipality of Athens took over the continuation of the work of VassilisMoskovis. It renovated the building and began to organize special guided tours, both to those interested in the scientific study and to primary and secondary school students, providing our young people with folklore elements that are slowly disappearing, conveying to them the climate of the Dodecanese. Today it is under the supervision of the Culture, Sports & Youth Organization of the Municipality of Athens, while it also operates as a Centre for Studies on the Dodecanese.