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Call for Submissions: 2017 Nowruz Banner Contest

Press Release by Farhang Foundation

Farhang Foundation invites artists worldwide to participate in its Annual Official Nowruz Banner Contest!

LOS ANGELES, CA, August 1, 2016 - Farhang Foundation is calling on aspiring and veteran graphic artists to submit original designs that conceptualize Nowruz (the Iranian New Year) commemorating Farhang's annual celebration of Nowruz in Los Angeles.  Eligible designs will be considered as the central artwork featured on street banners and other marketing material that will proudly promote Farhang's 9th Annual Nowruz Celebration at our new home at UCLA's Royce Hall throughout prominent boulevards of Los Angeles in Februaryand March of 2017.

The 2017 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 hundreds of street pole banners throughout the city of 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.

The final selected design must incorporate the following phrasing, as well as Farhang Foundation and UCLA official logos using the standard Banner Template.

- Celebrating Nowruz / Iranian New Year
- March 12, 2017 at UCLA
- Presented by Farhang Foundation 

For samples of past winning designs visit our Nowruz Banner Gallery.

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 15, 2016
  2. Include FULL NAME of the artist, location and TELEPHONE NUMBER
  3. All entries should be submitted via email 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, Shabe-Yalda, Mehregan, theater and dance performances, film screenings and poetry readings 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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