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2011 Nowruz Banner Contest

2010-farhang-banner-iDeadline to submit your artwork is November 1, 2010.

Farhang Foundation is proud to officially announce its 2011 Nowruz Banner Contest, calling on you, the public, to submit original design concepts for the Foundation’s upcoming Annual Nowruz (Iranian New Year) celebration at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) in March of 2011.

Since 2009, Farhang Foundation has marked the occasion of Nowruz with a splendid celebration at LACMA, which has quickly become the Foundation’s signature program. One of its most recognizable features has been the event banners, displayed throughout the month of March along Westwood Blvd., the Wilshire Corridor, and other parts of town.


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This year, Farhang Foundation calls on you, its valued friends, to design the banners for its 2011 Nowruz celebration at the LACMA, taking place on March 13, 2011. The winning design will be featured on the banners for all of Los Angeles to see and the artist will receive proper acknowledgment and credit on Farhang’s website.

By participating in the 2011 Nowruz Banner Contest, you will not only help Farhang Foundation announce the approach of Iranian New Year, you will also welcome all of Los Angeles to share in one of the most beloved aspects of Iranian heritage, Nowruz.



Eligible submissions must be original and visualize some aspect of Nowruz or Iranian heritage and submitted in high-resolution, printable .eps, .ai or .pdf formats. Once a design has been selected, Farhang staff will work with the artist to layout the final artwork, similar to the designs of the past 2 years, to include the following phrasing:

- Farhang Foundation 3rd Annual Nowruz; Celebrating Iranian New Year
- at LACMA
- March 13
- 2011

To be considered, simply submit your suggested design for consideration, i.e. the “sonbol / hyacinth” as seen in last year’s design. The winning artwork would then be incorporated into the final design layout, which would be combined with the same font as in previous years’ banners. Farhang will work with the winning artist to create the final layout.


- Deadline to submit your proposed artwork is November 1, 2010
- All entries should be sent to:
- Email submission must include full name and telphone number of the artist.

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