Lebanese Diaspora Art Prize for best artistic expression

The annual Khayrallah Lebanese Diaspora Prize recognizes the best artistic expression of the Lebanese Diaspora. Whether in visual art, written work, performance or electronic medium, the Khayrallah Prize identifies, awards and publicly honors those whose original work captures the experiences of Lebanese immigrants, their relationship to Lebanon and their new homes, and their communities and peregrinations. The winner will receive a monetary prize of $1000, and will be invited to NC State University to receive the prize at a public ceremony with a presentation of their winning contribution.

Application Process

Entrants need to submit the following as part of their application process:

  • A typed, double spaced narrative that describes your artwork and how you think it expresses the Lebanese Diasporic experience. This statement should not exceed THREE (3) pages in length. Submissions without a statement will not be judged.
  • Attach a typed, single spaced biographical sketch. This typed narrative should not exceed ONE (1) page in length.
  • Attach your work in digitized format. Make sure original photographs, sculptures, paintings, etc. are available in the event the selection team chooses to view them. If you submit a web-site, please be sure to provide an accurate web address and accessible web-site. If you are submitting a published book then a copy needs to be mailed separately to:

Dr. Akram Khater
Khayrallah Lebanese Diaspora Prize
Box 8108, NCSU
Raleigh, NC 27695

  • Email all entries to: lebanesestudies@ncsu.edu with Lebanese Diaspora Prize in the subject line


Deadline for Submissions: August 31, 2015

Announcement: October 5, 2015

Questions and queries may be sent to lebanesestudies@ncsu.edu

For information about the scholarly prize you may go here.