A record year for the Richmond Street Banner Contest
23 February 2021
The 2021 Richmond Street Banner Contest was colourfully concluded in front of City Council on Monday, February 22. In the virtual meeting, 10 local artists were recognized and showcased their winning banner designs, which will be installed along major streets across Richmond from the beginning of March until early 2022.
“We’re fortunate to have such talented and community-oriented residents in Richmond,” said Mayor Malcolm Brodie. “In a year where engagement and gatherings have been difficult, we’re proud to have had the opportunity to safely involve the community in beautifying our city.”
The City had a record number of design submissions, with over 650, which included collages, art, photographs, graphic images and other creative designs—all of which are available for viewing online at www.richmond.ca/banners.
All entries represented one of the following themes: Resilience; Community; Connection; Wellness; Active Living; Urban Landscape; Nature; Sustainability; Island City; and The Arts. A judging panel made up of community members shortlisted 20 designs for the public to vote on, which took place on LetsTalkRichmond.ca—the City’s community engagement platform that allows residents to provide feedback or have interactive discussions on important City initiatives. In just two weeks, a record 4,600 votes were cast and the 10 designs with the most votes from each category were selected as this year’s winners.
The City of Richmond Street Banner Program is an initiative of Partners for Beautification, a community engagement program that encourages Richmond residents to become actively involved in creating a vibrant, beautiful community.
For more information on the Street Banner Program and to view the winning designs, visit www.richmond.ca/banners.