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Mashhad to host intl. symposium on contemporary sculpture in August
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TEHRAN – The city of Mashhad will be playing host to an international symposium on contemporary sculpture in August. 
Organized by Padide Shandiz Dream City, a tourist site near Mashhad, the symposium will be held in the city from August 16 to September 5, secretary of the symposium said in a press conference on Monday.
A number of Iranian and foreign sculptors have been invited to attend the symposium, he added, giving no specific names for the sculptors.
In addition, young talented artists are asked to participate in the event, he said.
The festival aims to promote visual arts, train young creative talents, redecorate the city, and also boost tourism in the region, he remarked.
He further noted that 35 works will be selected for the symposium, and the final selected works will be displayed across the city.
The best top three sculptures will be announced during the closing ceremony at the end of the symposium.  The first place winner will receive a $12,000 cash prize, the second $10,000, and the third $7,000.

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