Paul Krekorian Announces Art Contest to Commemorate Genocide Centennial

Art Contest submission begin NOW

Call for Submissions Begin NOW
LOS ANGELES- Los Angeles City Councilmember Paul Krekorian on Tuesday announced an Art Contest to commemorate the upcoming April 2015 centennial of the Armenian Genocide.

The call for submissions invites all artists and aspiring artists to produce and present original paintings, drawings, photos and digital art inspired by the 100th anniversary of the genocide. The submission deadline is Feb. 15.

PRIZE: The winning artwork will be displayed on Los Angeles Dept. of Transportation buses for one month.

“Art has always been central to the Armenian community,” said Paul Krekorian. “This contest is a way to honor the history of the genocide and to highlight the promise of our future. I hope artists and students who care about human rights will participate and help commemorate the Armenian people’s resilience.”

Suggested Themes For Centennial Art

Art Contest Rules
Submission Deadline: Feb. 15, 2015
Limit of one submission per person.
Must be original, unpublished art inspired by the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.
Paintings, drawings, photos and digital art accepted. No sculpture or large format pieces.
Send art to Councilmember Krekorian: 200 N. Spring St., Room 435, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Email digital art or photos of art to:
Additional submission guidelines will be posted at
Please include your name, address, contact information and title of your work.

A 8.5×14″ poster advertising the contest is attached to this email. Twitter hashtag to use is #CentennialArt.

Los Angeles City Councilmember Paul Krekorian, is chairman of the Budget and Finance Committee, and represents Council District 2, which includes North Hollywood, Studio City, Valley Village and other communities in the east San Fernando Valley. In 2009, Krekorian became the first Armenian-American to be elected to the City Council.


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