Submissions are now being accepted for the 26th annual Street Banner Contest
14 August 2018
The annual City of Richmond Street Banner Contest is now underway with entries being accepted that celebrate Richmond’s diversity, landscapes, activities and unique experiences. Once again, artists of all ages and abilities are encouraged to submit creative and visually-appealing designs through a range of artistic mediums in this very popular and community-engaging contest.
Contest submissions are to reflect one of the following 10 themes:
• Island city
• The Arts
• City Centre
• Urban Farming
• Active Living
One winning design will be chosen from each theme for a total of 10 winning designs. These designs will be turned into 1,000 street banners that will be installed throughout Richmond’s downtown core, on walking paths and on main gateways leading in and out of the city. The banners will be displayed for one year beginning in February 2019.
A community volunteer judging panel will select up to 20 designs as semi-finalists and the final judging will be a public vote. All semi-finalist designs will be posted on the City of Richmond’s Facebook page and City’s webpage for public voting with the community invited to ‘like’ their favourite design. The top 10 designs with the most ‘likes’ will be considered as finalists for the 2018 Street Banner Contest.
Contest winners will be awarded a $300 honorarium along with a full-sized banner featuring their winning submission. Submissions will be accepted until Friday, September 28 at 5 p.m.
For complete contest rules and guidelines, visit www.richmond.ca/banners.
Richmond’s Street Banner Contest is 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 Partners for Beautification, visit www.richmond.ca/parks/about/beautification.