Do you bring a camera with you every time you leave your house hoping to capture something spectacular? Do you feel creative and inspired when you visit Richmond’s special places? Imagine your photography or visual art becoming part of Richmond’s public art landscape next year and winning $300 for this honour. The annual Richmond street banner contest is now open and submissions are being accepted until Friday, September 27, 2013.
Contestants can submit designs using any of a broad range of visual art forms such as collage, painting, illustration, printmaking, digital art and photography. Submissions must be original images celebrating the great places, activities and experiences that make Richmond unique. They must reflect one of this year’s seven contest themes being Parks and Nature; Transportation; Active Living; Arts; Culture and Heritage; City Centre and Community.
Up to 12 submissions will be selected as winners this fall by a panel of community volunteer judges along with the public’s input. From October 1 to 20 submissions will be on display at City Hall so people can vote for their favourites, as well, submissions will be posted on the City of Richmond’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/
Over the winter, a thousand street banners will be produced featuring the winning images. They will be installed on street light poles to enhance community spirit and to beautify the City’s downtown core and gateways from March 2014 to March 2015. As well, submissions will be shared with the public throughout the year in a number of other ways including the City’s website and Facebook page.
Contest winners will be announced and awarded a $300 honorarium and a banner donning their winning submission at a special unveiling ceremony in Council Chambers in March 2014. Complete rules and guidelines for the contest can be viewed at www.richmond.ca/banners.
Image via Clayton Perry Photoworks