Design Team for Glendale?s Armenian Genocide Monument Announced

The Armenian Genocide Monument Council of Glendale (AGMCG) has awarded the design team of Sevak Petrosian from Glendale and Araik Avetyan from Armenia as the first place winners of the Armenian genocide monument design competition.

A panel of 11 judges reviewed the 29 entries to the competition and made its decision of winners. The second place winner was Alex Zarifian and Philip Ra with the third place winners being Ardem Galoustian from Glendale and Varoujan Karoghlanian from Lebanon.

On June 25–the AGMCG committee members awarded the first place winners a check for $10,000 at the sight of the proposed monument and special certificates of recognition to the second and third place winners.

The jury panel comprised of: Aram Alajajian–Gio Aliano–Yuri Gevorkyan–Siroon Yeretzian–Shoghig Yepremian–Fe Huang–George Chapjian, Sarkis Balmanoukian–Aram Bassenian–Richard Dekmejian–Diran Depanian.

The Armenian Genocide Monument Council of Glendale is an organization dedicated to enhancing cross cultural understanding amongst the different cultural and ethnic groups in the City of Glendale by promoting respect for past historical events and the recognition thereof through continuous education–specifically that of the Armenian genocide.

Building a commemorative memorial in the City of Glendale dedicated to the victims of the Armenian genocide–the first genocide of the 20th Century–will serve as a befitting venue to begin the educational process of honoring the memory of those who perished and acknowledging the memories of the heroic deeds and acts of the Americans whose actions helped save thousands of helpless Armenian men–women and children from the rage of the Genocide.

For additional information regarding the AGMCG–please visit the website at


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