Call for Submissions: 2015 Nowruz Banner Contest

Call for Submissions: 2015 Nowruz Banner Contest

 Farhang Foundation invites you to showcase your artistic talents and share your passion for Iranian culture all at once

LOS ANGELES, CA, June 16, 2014 – Farhang Foundation is calling on aspiring or veteran graphic artists to submit original designs that conceptualize Nowruz (Iranian New Year) or some other aspect of Iranian culture. Eligible designs will be considered as the central artwork featured on street banners that will proudly promote Farhang’s 7th Annual Nowruz (Iranian New Year) Celebration at LACMA throughout prominent boulevards in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley in March 2015.

Now in its fifth year, the 2015 Nowruz Banner Contest offers contestants a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be a vital part of Farhang Foundation’s efforts to celebrate Nowruz with the public, receive recognition on Farhang’s website and global PR campaigns, and have their design featured on street banners displayed along Westwood Boulevard, the Wilshire Corridor, Ventura Boulevard and other areas in Los Angeles.

Eligible submissions will visualize some aspect of Nowruz or Iranian culture and must be the original work of the contestant. The selected design must be completed and submitted in high-resolution, printable .eps, .ai or .pdf, built to size. The winning designer is also required to be available and open to adjusting the final design, per the guidelines to be provided by Farhang Foundation and/or set forth by the City of Los Angeles. Deadline for submissions of design concepts is September 1, 2014.

The final selected design must incorporate the following phrasing, as well as Farhang Foundation and LACMA official logos:

– Farhang Foundation

– 7th Annual Nowruz; Celebrating Iranian New Year

– at LACMA

– March 21 & 22, 2015


For samples of past eligible and winning designs visit

Selection of the winner is discretionary. Farhang Foundation reserves the sole right to select the design submitted. Upon selection, the artist is required to sign a release for the selected design to be used by Farhang Foundation for the purposes stated above.


  1. Submit your original conceptual design in low resolution format (.jpg, .png or .pdf format) by or before September 1, 2014
  2. Include FULL NAME of the artist and TELEPHONE NUMBER
  3. All entries should be sent to


About Farhang Foundation

Farhang Foundation is a non-religious, non-political and not-for-profit foundation established in 2008 to celebrate and promote Iranian art and culture for the benefit of the community at large. The foundation supports a broad range of academic activities in Southern California by funding university programs, publications and conferences. The foundation also supports diverse cultural programs such as the celebration of Nowruz and Mehregan, theater, dance performances, film screenings and poetry reading in Southern California. And, in cooperation with various cultural and academic institutions, Farhang Foundation funds major programs and exhibitions about Iran and its culture. However, the content, viewpoints or biases expressed by individual artists, academics, institutions or events supported by the foundation belong solely to each individual party and do not necessarily reflect the views of Farhang Foundation. For more info visit 

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