John Christodoulou and the Yianis Christodoulou Foundation awarding event #LoveCyprus that gave away prizes of €180,000 to public schools in Cyprus

A magnificent event and concert took place on Monday, 3rd April in Limassol, marking the peak and the end of the LoveCyprus student competition, which attracted huge interest amongst public schools. The amazing Greek singer Konstantinos Argyros spread excitement to the almost 2,000 participants. The atmosphere became electrifying when he invited on stage the legendary Anna Vissi, singing together many songs.


8 prizes to public schools amounting to €180,000

The schools could participate with individual or group creations of students, who competed for cash prizes of a total value of €180,000, in two categories (photo and video with dance), divided as follows:


Winning photos Winning videos
First Prize

Second Prize

Third Prize

Fourth Prize










The prize money can be used for small projects in the winning public schools, upgrading of their buildings, purchase of infrastructure and equipment.


The competition exceeded all expectations, since almost 200 schools from all over Cyprus sent more than 600 projects, most of them excellent. Through a very difficult task, since all the entries were full of inspiration, creativity and passion, the judges arrived at the eight projects that stood out.


These were the 8 winners of the LOVE CYPRUS competition

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 final jury was composed of Mr. John Christodoulou, Ms. Anna Vissi, Ms. Marianna Latsi and Mr. Christian Moore. 


The 8 winners

The winners of the LOVE CYPRUS 2023 competition were:

  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.

Also present at the event were Prince Albert of Monaco, the First Lady of Cyprus Philippa Karsera Christodoulides, Nikos Papadopoulos Leader of DIKO Political Party, Mayor of Nicosia Mayor of Nicosia is Constantinos Yiorkadjis also there was Mark Noble former captain and player of West Ham United.

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.


Interest from abroad

The award ceremony has also attracted the interest of important visitors from abroad, who saw Cyprus through a different angle – through the eyes of children! Specifically, 35 distinguished visitors Monaco-residents, have set high on the agenda of their short visit to Cyprus, the award ceremony of the ‘Yianis Christodoulou Foundation’ students’ competition.



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