2020 Nowruz Banner Contest Call for Submissions

Call for Submissions
The 2020 Nowruz Banner Contest
Farhang Foundation invites artists worldwide
to participate in its Annual
Nowruz Street Banner Contest!

2020 Nowruz Banner ContestLOS ANGELES, CA, August 20, 2020 - Farhang Foundation is calling on graphic artists worldwide to submit original designs that conceptualize Nowruz (the Iranian New Year) commemorating Farhang's 12th 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 12th Annual Nowruz Celebration at UCLA throughout prominent boulevards and streets of Los Angeles in February and March of 2020.

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2019 BannerThe 2020 Nowruz Banner Contest offers the winning artist 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 digital and social platforms and nationwide PR campaigns, and have their design featured on over 600 street poles 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 artist. 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 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's official logo using the standard Banner Template.

  • Celebrating Nowruz / Iranian New Year
  • March 8, 2020
  • Royce Hall, Dickson Court at UCLA
  • Presented by Farhang Foundation
  • Farhang.org

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 2015 - 2018 Winning Design Gallery

2015 2018 Nowruz Banners

For a complete list of past winning banner designs, please visit our Nowruz Banner Gallery.

The 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 October 11, 2019
  2. Include FULL NAME of the artist, location and TELEPHONE NUMBER
  3. All entries should be submitted via email to Nowruz@farhang.org.


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Farhang Foundation is a nonreligious, nonpolitical 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 celebrations of Nowruz and Mehregan, theater, 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.