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Richmond seeks artwork for city-wide banner contest

Submissions in a wide variety of artistic mediums are being accepted until Sept. 10.
Alissa Ritchie’s banner from 2023.

Next year will be the 31st year Richmond artists’ work will be featured on street banners around the city.

The city is calling on artists to submit their work – with themes ranging from culture and heritage to urban landscapes – for consideration to be printed on banners and displayed around the city.

The artwork will be printed on recycled polyester called Echotex.

Artwork can be in a wide variety of mediums – photography, graphic design, watercolour, oil painting or collage. 

The themes this year are as follows: culture and heritage, wildlife, active living, connection, community, urban landscape, nature, Island City, the arts and sustainability.

Ten banners will be chosen in the end.

A panel will shortlist 20 submissions, after which community members can then vote on their favourite designs to determine the finalists.

The 10 winning banners will be displayed at 1,000 locations throughout the city.

Submissions are being accepted now until Sept. 10 at 5 p.m.

Each winner will receive a $300 honorarium and one full-sized banner with their winning design.

For contest rules and guidelines, and to submit entries, visit