Street Banner Contest returns to Richmond

Calling all artists in Richmond to grab their pencils, brushes and cameras!

The City of Richmond is looking for artists of all ages to participate in the annual Street Banner Contest this fall.

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This contest involves artwork that will exhibit Richmond’s diversity, landscapes, activities and unique experiences.

Submissions can be in various artistic forms including photography, graphic design, painting, print making and collage, but must reflect one of the following Richmond themes:

  • Connection
  • Island City
  • The Arts
  • Culture
  • City Centre
  • Heritage
  • Community
  • Active Living
  • Sustainability
  • Nature

A total of 10 winners – one design from each category – will be chosen and have their creative design displayed on approximately 100 street banners along Richmond’s downtown core, walking paths and main roads in and out of the city.

A judging panel consisting of community volunteers will select 20 designs as semi-finalists with the final judging by public vote.

For the first time, contest entries will be displayed at the Minoru Centre for Activing Living for viewing until mid-November.

The banners will be displayed for a year starting in February 2020.

Contest winners will receive a $300 honorarium and a full-sized banner featuring their submission.

Submission deadline is 5 p.m. on Oct. 18.

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

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