Artist rendering contest of NIAF Library – cash prize!
NIAF is preparing for a formal dedication of its new and future library at our headquarters in Washington, D.C., during the Anniversary Gala festivities in October and need your help. Our goal is to create a reading and research facility where scholars, NIAF members, students and the public can access a growing collection of popular, important and rare books relevant to Italian American experience and Italian culture. We also want the library to become a computerized research center where visitors can conduct genealogical and historical searches into their Italian heritage and history. Like NIAF, the library will be for everyone sharing an interest in Italy, Italians and Italian Americans.

We would like to add YOUR art work to our dedication! Two winning entries (one by an undergraduate and the other by a graduate student) will be placed on display within the NIAF Library. Both artists whose pieces are selected will receive a $250 cash prize! The competition is generously supported by the Victoria J. Mastrobuono Family.

For more information, contact Alice Bernardi at

Contest Rules and Information

The contest is open to any currently enrolled U.S. undergraduate or graduate student.

Submission of Entries
All entries must be submitted via email to Alice Bernardi. Each submission must include:
  • Entrant’s name
  • Email address
  • Telephone number
  • Title of the piece
  • Dimensions and materials used
  • Attached image file of the piece being submitted
Duration of Contest
All entries must be received by 5pm on September 14, 2012. The winner will be notified on or after September 30, 2012.

  • Wall piece – 2 x 3 feet minimum and a 2 x 3 feet maximum
The winning object must be gallery ready and framed. NIAF retains ownership of the submitted piece.

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