CALLING ALL ARTISTS! Help decorate Nanaimo by submitting a street banner design!

Submit designs before Friday, February 28, 2020

The City of Nanaimo invites all amateur and professional artists to submit their designs to the Street Banner Design Contest. The banners will be installed on major streets throughout the City of Nanaimo in the spring of 2020 and summer of 2021. Everyone is welcome to participate. Submissions must be received by Friday, February 28, 2020 (no later than 3:00 pm).

"The City of Nanaimo Street Banner program continues to beautify and brighten our streets and has the artistic ability to share Nanaimo's story and unique history. This year's theme is intended to capture a local service club's 100 years of service to the community and their impacts in Nanaimo", said Chris Barfoot, Culture Coordinator.

View the full list of design specifications and submission requirements online (

Participants are encouraged to attend a one-time optional non-mandatory information meeting which will start at 4:00 pm, Pacific Time on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 in the Bowen Park Upper Lobby (top of stairs) (500 Bowen Road, Nanaimo, BC). Participants will have an opportunity to view past examples of banner designs and ask questions pertaining to this competition.

The City of Nanaimo would like to thank all participants in advance for their submissions and interest. Due to the volume of designs received, only those participants who are chosen will be contacted. The successful participant will be announced in early March (date subject to change) via the Bid Opportunities page on the City's website. Artists that require their artwork be returned must inform directly.



Chris Barfoot
Culture Coordinator
Culture & Events
Debbie Bezenar
Purchasing Department
City of Nanaimo

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