Call for Submissions: 2016 Nowruz Banner Contest

Farhang Foundation

Call for Submissions: 2016 Nowruz Banner Contest
Farhang Foundation invites artists worldwide to participate in its 6th Annual Official Nowruz Banner Contest!

LOS ANGELES, CA, July 13, 2015 - Farhang Foundation is calling on aspiring and veteran graphic artists to submit original designs that conceptualize Nowruz (the Iranian New Year) or some other aspect of Iranian culture. Eligible designs will be considered as the central artwork featured on street banners and other marketing material that will proudly promote Farhang's 8th Annual Nowruz (the Iranian New Year) Celebration at LACMA throughout prominent boulevards of Los Angeles in March 2016.

Now in its sixth year, the 2016 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 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 LACMA official logos:

- Celebrating Nowruz / Iranian New Year
- March 13, 2016 at LACMA
- 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.


Submit your original conceptual design in low resolution format (.jpg, .png or .pdf format) by or before September 1, 2015.

Include FULL NAME of the artist and TELEPHONE NUMBER

All entries should be submitted via email to