Posters Selected for Green Earth Expo in Milan

Posters Selected for Green Earth Expo in MilanPosters Selected for Green Earth Expo in Milan

The jury of the national poster designing contest titled ‘Green Earth Poster Awards’ finalized the works to be showcased at the award’s forthcoming exhibition.

Of the 657 designs submitted to the exhibition secretariat, 30 were shortlisted by jurors in the presence of Ali Moradkhani, art deputy at the ministry of culture and Islamic guidance, ISNA reported.

The panel comprised graphic art experts Ebrahim Haghighi, Farzad Adibi, Kianoush Gharibpour, Bijan Seyfouri, and Sa’ed Meshki.

The contest was organized to provide an opportunity for Iranian graphic art enthusiasts to participate in the Expo 2015 – the third most important international event after the World Cup and the Olympics. This year’s edition will be hosted by Milan in Italy, between May 1 and October 31.

Haghighi noted that the submissions were promising and encouraged other similar events in the future. “The posters were designed with an international approach; the success, creativity, and large variety of works pleased the panelists,” he said.

 Theme of Expo

The main purpose of the contest was to highlight the theme of the expo - 2015 Milano - ‘Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life’, draw attention to the present state and the future of Planet Earth, represent religious beliefs of Iranians regarding food and natural resources, and introduce it as an event that brings together world civilizations and their role in global development.

The prizes include a trip to Milan for participating in the Expo 2015 and 10 to 70 million rials ($300 to $2160) to the winners of the first five places. All exhibition participants will be given an award, a diploma certificate and a compilation of nominated posters.

The selected works will be exhibited at one of Tehran’s prominent galleries as well as the Iranian pavilion at the international expo in Italy. Concurrent with Green Earth Day (April 22), the award ceremony was held on the opening day of the exhibition on Tuesday in Tehran. The exhibition will run for a month.