About the J. Spyropoulos Annual Awards
The establishment of the J. Spyropoulos Awards was one of the primary objectives of the Foundation and reflects the intention of its founders and especially the desire of Jannis Spyropoulos to support new artists.
The J. Spyropoulos Awards are awarded annually to two young artists under the age of thirty. For twenty-five years the Awards included cash rewards for the winning artists. Today, the Annual Awards are honorary and offer artists the distinction of belonging to a special group, exposed and studied alongside with the life & works of the J. Spyropoulos.
The jury is composed of five members in order to ensure the necessary pluralism in the treatment of contemporary art. The members of the committees (two artists, two art theorists and a representative of the Foundation) change every two years.
The Foundation has created a permanent Collection of Greek contemporary art, with the generous contribution of the award-winning artists. This Collection is presented independently or in conjunction with various events and creates a link between our cultural organisation and the current artistic process.
The institution of the J. Spyropoulos Awards - combined with the annual exhibitions of young artists, the link between the artists & the elected committee members and the creation of this rich collection - offer the Jannis & Zoe Spyropoulos Foundation the important opportunity to remain current. These actively converse with J. Spyropoulos' ideas and people from his environment, maintaining in that manner his artistic dialogue and spirit.
Anji Karatza, Pantelis Chandris, Nikos Charalambidis.
Nikos Artemis, Thalia Chioti.
Xenophon Bitsikas, Dimitris Tzamouranis.
Achilleas Papakostas, Alexandros Pfaff.
Dimitra Vantzou, Konstantinos Christidis.
Michalis Langouvardos, Konstantinos Papamichalopoulos.
Elias Papailiakis, Andreas Savvas.
Olympia Koukofiki, Lina Theodorou.
Konstantina Kotsi, Maria Nymphiades.
Alexandros Apostolidis, Martha Sakellariou.
Athanasia Kekebanou, Christos Poni.
George Taxiarchopoulos, Anastasia Papadimitriou.
Fani Sofologi, Panagiotis Vittis.
Georgia Hadjivassiliadis, Georgia Sagris.
Theodoros Stamatogiannis, Alexandros Avranas.
Haris Pallas, Yannis Mallegiannakis.
Margarita Bofiliou, Evangelia Petrou.
Rania Bellou, Nikos Arvanitis.
George Karagiorgos, Maria-Brigitta Karantzi.
Angeliki Bozou, Lefteris Kiourtsoglou.
Petros Moris, Erifili Veneri.
No nominations submitted.
Yannis Papadopoulos, Theofano Varvariti.
Malvina Panagiotidis, Yannis Efthymiou.
Alexandra Sinopoulou, Karolina Stelaki.
No participations were submitted.
Yannis Castello, Vivi Papadimitriou.
Ilianna Skoulakis, Kalliroi Panagou.
The J. Spyropoulos Awards did not take place because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Georgios Louloudis, Pantelis Trombukis.
Alexandra Nakou, Euripides Papadoperakis
Vassilis Valambous Prize
Jannis & Zoe Spyropoulou Foundation was commissioned to organise a two-year competition named “Vassilis Valambous Prize” honouring the life of the great collector and included a cash reward for the winning entries.
The “Vassilis Valambous Prize” was abolished after four years, having awarded two “Vassilis Valabous” prizes to the artists George Papadopoulos and Ino Varvaritis for their work.
The competition for the J. Spyropoulos Awards is announced every January.
Any form of visual art is accepted in the nominations for the J. Spyropoulos Annual Awards.
The application must be submitted in digital format only and should include:
- Curriculum vitae (CV).
- Scanned Photocopy of the candidate’s identity card (all details should be visible).
- Portfolio (paintings, sculptures, installations, photography, objects, etc.) – no more than 20 images – with details (material, dimensions, date).
- Video Portfolio – should not exceed 15 minutes in total – with details.
The deadline for submissions is always 30 September.
Please, only submit your application to the following email address: