Meet the winners of the IELTS Award 2019
The British Council IELTS Award has been given for the fifth consecutive year. The Award is designed to assist a high-calibre individual who has a strong motivation to develop his/her career and who can also demonstrate that he/she has the potential to contribute to society with his/her studies.
The application process ran for six months, with more than 370 successful applications meeting the criteria set. After an initial pre-screening stage, which involved close evaluation of all the criteria and each candidate’s personal statement, five applicants were selected to go through to the interview stage with representatives from the British Council's IELTS and Education teams.
At the final evaluation stage, Theodoros Chronopoulos was selected as the winner of the IELTS Award 2019. Theodoros will study for an MSc in Marketing in the 2019–20 academic year at the university of his choice: Erasmus University in the Netherlands. The IELTS Award 2019 and the British Council will cover his tuition fees.
Theodoros is active in the music industry as a rapper, musician, lyricist, music producer and record company owner. He views music as a product which can entertain, but which can also offer listeners food for thought. His vision is to support talented artists and help them become the voice of their generation, offering not only entertainment, but also critical thinking through high quality music which can undoubtedly have a positive social impact.