Voting open for Richmond Street Banner Contest
27 September 2021
The public can now have their say on 20 shortlisted designs for the Richmond Street Banner Program. The broad range of colourful designs can be viewed at LetsTalkRichmond.ca and people can vote for their favourite. Designs can also be viewed from the City’s website (www.richmond.ca/banners) and votes can be cast by emailing email@example.com. All votes must be cast by 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, October 17.
A community volunteer judging panel viewed over 500 submissions and narrowed them down to the 20 finalists. Artwork, graphic design and photographs were all included in the submissions, which reflected the following 10 themes representing the City of Richmond’s distinct charm: Innovation, Community, Connection, Wildlife, Active Living, Urban Landscape, Nature, Island City, The Arts and Sustainability. The 10 designs (one from each theme) that receive the most votes will be named winners of the 2021 Street Banner Contest.
Over 1,000 street banners will be produced featuring the winning images. They will be installed on banner poles to enhance the city’s spirit and beautify the downtown core and gateways from March 2022 to February 2023.
Richmond’s street banner contest is a part of the broader Partners for Beautification Program, which invites community members to become actively involved in the beautification of their city. For more information on this program, visit www.richmond.ca/parks/about/beautification.