The closure of the 13th Fajr Visual Arts Festival held on February 25th with Seyyed Abbas Salehi Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance, Seyyed Mojtaba Hosseini Deputy Minister of Culture for Art Affairs, Hadi Mozafari Director of the Culture Ministry's Visual Arts Office, and a limited group of artists participating attendance at Vahdat Hall. 

During the ceremony, several speeches were broadcast in the form of recorded videos after that, a clip of the preparation of the festival was broadcast. 

In the continuation of the appreciation ceremony, 9 honourable people of visual arts were held, and the high badge of visual arts and a plaque signed by the Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance given to Garnik Darhakopian in the field of painting, Saeed Razaghi for Illustration,  Ahmad Abdollahini for caricature, Jafar Najibi for sculpture and ceramics, Khashayar Ghazizadeh for Negargari, Ahmad Aghagholizadeh for graphics, Mohammad Hossein Heidari for photography, Mohammad Salhshour calligraphy, and Yaghoub Azhang was awarded in the research section.

 In this ceremony, the book of the festival was unveiled in the section "Golden Touba" and also the book "Eidi-making" by Hassan Mohammadnejad was also honoured as one of the activists of manual printing.

There were also awards ceremonies for selected and acclaimed artists as follows:


Somayeh Zarei from Tehran

Farzaneh Neyshabouri from Yazd province


There was no selected artist in this field and Majid Dastani from Qom, Mahmoud Rahimi Ahd from Tehran and Mostafa Abedini from Qazvin were honored without priority.

New Art Media:

Maryam Yahaghi from Tehran

Ehsan Mahdavi from Khorasan Razavi


In this field, three people were honored without ranking. Roghayeh Asadi from Tehran, Mohammad Reza Rondeh from Sistan & Baluchestan and Ahdollah Shokripour from Masouleh.

Graphic design:

Seyed Mostafa Kalantari and Mehrdad Mousavi from Tehran


Elahe Abdullah Abadi from Tehran

Abdullah Heidari from Khorasan Razavi province.


Abbas Naseri from North Khorasan

Mohammad Aflak from Alborz province


Hedayat Sahraei from Tehran

Mostafa Mohseni from Alborz


Elias Sattari from Tehran

Mohsen Taghizadeh from Fars

Negargari (traditional painting):

Mohammad Reza Aghamiri from Alborz

Zahra Doosti from Qazvin