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Annual Richmond Street Banner Competition Now Open

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For the 23rd year in a row, the annual City of Richmond Street Banner Contest is officially open. Artists of all ages and abilities are encouraged to share their vision of the great places, experiences and activities that make Richmond unique. Submissions will be accepted until Sunday, September 27, 2015.

To bring their potential street banner designs to life, contestants are encouraged to use a broad range of artistic mediums. The visual art forms of collage, painting, illustration, printmaking, digital art and photography will be accepted.

Contest submissions should reflect one of the following six themes:

  • Parks and nature
  • Transportation
  • Active living
  • Arts, culture and heritage
  • City Centre
  • Community

Up to 10 winning designs will be selected this fall. These designs will be produced into one thousand street banners and will be installed throughout Richmond’s downtown core—on walking paths and main roadway entrances to the city. The banners will fly from March 2016 to March 2017. 

All contest entries will be posted on the City of Richmond’s Facebook page for public voting. The community will be invited to ‘like’ their favourite designs and the top two designs with the most ‘likes’ will be produced into banners. The remaining winning entries will be selected by a panel of community volunteer judges.

Winning designs will be revealed at a special unveiling ceremony in Council Chambers in March 2016. Contest winners will be awarded a $300 honorarium along with a full-sized banner featuring their winning submission.

For complete contest rules and guidelines, please visit www.richmond.ca/banners.


Image via Clayton Perry Photoworks

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