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Richmond’s 2019 Street Banner Contest open for voting

By Richmond Sentinel

Published 1:47 PDT, Tue October 22, 2019

Last Updated: 4:30 PDT, Tue October 22, 2019

Richmond residents can help select the artwork that will be flying high above the city streets by voting for their favourite designs in the 2019 Richmond Street Banner Contest.

The 27th annual Street Banner Contest closed on Oct. 9 with over 390 design submissions received. These designs have been narrowed down to 20 semifinalists by a community volunteer judging panel. Now, Richmond residents have the opportunity to vote for their preferred designs. The 10 winning designs will be printed on street banners and installed across Richmond.

This year’s choices can be viewed on the City of Richmond’s Facebook page www.facebook.com/CityofRichmondBC members of the public can vote by clicking “like” on their favourite designs. All votes must be cast before Nov. 1 at 5 p.m.

This year’s submissions reflect the following themes: Connection; The Arts; Heritage; Community; Active Living; Sustainability; Nature; City Centre; Island City; and Culture. Art styles ranged from photography, digital art, painting and illustration to printmaking and mixed media collages.

Over 1,000 street banners will be produced featuring the winning designs. New this year, all 2019 Richmond Street Banner Contest submissions will be available to view as part of a special display at the Minoru Centre for Active Living from Nov. 5 to Dec. 3. Banners will also be installed on street light poles to enhance the city’s community spirit and beautify the downtown core and gateways from March 2020 to February 2021.

Richmond’s Street Banner Contest is a 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 this program, visit www.richmond.ca/parks/about/beautification.

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