The 2023 Street Banner Contest winners (from left to right, top to bottom): Haihua Su, Dilshad Mithani-Kara, David Poon, Yewon Choi, Joyce Tse, David England, Vladimir Chessman, Liong Zhang, Allisa Ritchie, and Tristan Todd.
Photo courtesy City of Richmond
Council celebrates unveiling of 2023 Street Banners
Published 11:54 PDT, Tue March 28, 2023
Ten newly designed street banners were unveiled at the council meeting on Monday, March 27, the first in-person unveiling celebration in three years. These bright and artistic banners will beautify major gateways into the city and areas within Richmond’s downtown core.
“These banners exemplify the broad range of artistic talent we have in our Richmond community,” said Mayor Malcolm Brodie. “It is fantastic that we were able to once again celebrate the winners’ success in person at Council, and we’re looking forward to seeing these banners installed across our city.”
In total, 550 designs were submitted as part of the Street Banner Contest, which opened for submissions in August 2022. A judging panel, made up of community members, shortened the list to 20, with the public then voting on the ten new street banner winners. This year, voting took place on the City’s “Let’s Talk Richmond” website with more than 6,500 votes cast over a two-week voting period.
All entries reflected one of the following 10 themes: Community, Connection, Nature, Neighbourhood, Sustainability, The Arts, Urban Landscape, Waterfront, Wellness and Wildlife.
All 550 submissions are available for viewing on the City’s street banner website as an opportunity to recognize the amazing contribution and effort made by all participants. A complete set of the ten winning banners are on display in the atrium at Richmond City Hall.
Previous year’s street banners and reusable banner bags can be purchased from the Richmond Nature Park (11851 Westminster Highway) daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The City of Richmond Street Banner Program is an initiative of Partners for Beautification, a community engagement program that encourages Richmond residents to become actively involved in creating a vibrant and beautiful community.
For more information on the Street Banner Program and to view the winning designs, visit richmond.ca/banners.