Jul 8, 2014, 7:31 PM
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Niavaran preparing for Bismillah festival

Tehran, July 8, IRNA -- Niavaran Cultural Complex will host the 11th Bismillah International Festival from July 11-21, 2014.

The festival will be organized by the Center for Promoting Qur'anic Arts in a joint effort with Niavaran complex.

The event is scheduled to host various Qur'anic artworks created by Iranian and foreign artists in two main sections of logotype and poster centered on the theme of 'Bismillah'.

'Bismillah' is the Arabic word which is used as the collective name of the phrase 'Bismillahi-r Rahmani-r rahim' meaning 'In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful'.

Numerous graphic, photography and calligraphy works will also showcased at the festival.

Works by artists from Denmark, the UAE, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Tunisia will be featured in the event.

Out of 4,375 entries submitted to the event's secretariat, 135 have been selected for display at Niavaran's Gallery#1.

Winners in each section will be presented a cash prize of $1,000, while $600 and $300 will be granted to those standing second and third, respectively.