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2016 News and Information

Have your say in deciding next year’s Canada 150 themed Richmond street banners

11 October 2016

Street BannerThe City of Richmond’s 24th annual Street Banner Contest closed on Friday, September 30 after receiving almost 300 submissions. The City is now looking to the public to vote, by October 19, for their favourite street banner designs that could beautify the City in 2017 if chosen.

The community is invited to view this year’s submissions on the City of Richmond’s Facebook page ( until Wednesday, October 19 and vote by “liking” their favourite designs. The two contest entries that receive the most “likes” will be considered by a panel of community judges to be turned into street banners. Street Banner designs will also be available at City Hall for viewing and voting can take place by emailing with your top two favourite entry numbers.

After the online voting is complete, a community volunteer panel will choose the 10 winning designs. Street banner contest winners will be officially announced at a special unveiling ceremony at a City Council meeting in February 2017.

This year’s submissions included a broad range of visual art forms – photography, digital art, painting, illustration, printmaking and mixed media collage. All submissions were to reflect the City of Richmond’s theme for Canada’s 150th birthday: One nation, hundreds of cultures, thousands of communities, millions of people and limitless stories. Inspiring Richmond to welcome our future. Complete contest rules and guidelines are at

Over one thousand street banners will be produced featuring the winning images. They will be installed on street light poles to enhance the city’s spirit and beautify the downtown core and gateways from March 2017 to February 2018.

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