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Naming Contest

Student Affairs at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will be opening a new cultural center with a focus on the Middle East and North Africa Culture. We are conducting a naming contest to come up with a congruous name for the facility. The new space will open officially this Fall semester. Multiple ideas may be submitted. The deadline to submit is: July 20, 2022.

Naming Contest Guidelines

Name Ideas:

  • should reflect cultural aspects of the ethnicities in the region.
  • should be understood in most of the native languages in the region (e.g., a common word with (almost) similar meaning in the native languages.), and not a specific figure, individual, country, race or language.
  • could be a single word or a combination of words.
  • cannot contain copyrighted or trademarked names or phrases.

If the name idea is selected, the submitter(s) will be recognized within the new space.


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