1st World Prize & prize for "Recognition and Appreciation of Excellence in Poetry" - 22nd World Congress of Poets

Associates of Megas Seirios Publications participated and were awarded various prizes in the 22nd World Congress of Poets which took place from the 29th June to the 3rd July 2011 in Larissa, Greece. The congress, in which 205 poets from 65 countries participated, was held by the United Poets Laureate International (UPLI).



Eight of our associates were present and six participated in the World Poetry Contest during the congress. Ms Christodoulidi, member of our literary group and poetess,  received the first world prize in the free verse poetry category with the poem "Marbles in Exile".

Marbles in Exile

I saw you posing under the dark sky

At the British museum

Yearning for the blue sky

Of the Acropolis in Athens ... (read the whole poem here)




Moreover, Mrs Kostopetrou, the head of Megas Seirios Publications and poetess, was awarded a prize for “Recognition and Appreciation of her Excellence in Poetry”.

Τhe aim of the Congress was to promote “World Brotherhood and Peace through Poetry”. An ideal, we, at Megas Seirios Publications are deeply devoted at serving.


The head of Megas Seirios Publications Mrs Paraskevi Kostopetrou, in her speech written in collaboration with the author Ms Victoria Makri, presented The universal messages in the poetry of the philosopher and poet Dimitris Kakalidis, receiving very favorable reviews. Poets, scholars, men and women of letters present referred to Dimitris Kakalidis as “the poet of today”, while others pointed out how deeply they were moved and that “his poems filled their hearts”.


In the poetic evening that took place during the congress, Mrs Voula Kostopetrou recited poems of Dimitris Kakalidis while Mrs Vasiliki Ergazaki recited a few poems from her collection of poems “Small Temples on the Waves”. Ms Fevronia Christodoulidi also recited from her yet to be edited compilation of poems.




Many of the participants showed a great interest in our publications during the five-day conference, recognizing the humanitarian spirit that inspires the poetic works. We also received many proposals for presenting our work abroad.


  • Watch the video of Ms Kostopetrou's speech: