The winners of Delta’s annual Community Banner Contest were recognized by Mayor George Harvie at council Monday (March 29).
This year’s winners were selected by members of the local arts community and Delta’s Heritage Advisory Commission from a pool 35 submissions received in four categories: Delta Heritage, Discover Delta, Emerging Artist (for ages 13-17) and Aspiring Artist (for ages 12 and under).
“Each of the banner designs captures various aspects of Delt’a natural beauty and agricultural, reflecting many key elements that make up our great community,” Harvie said.
Milana Lobkova won the Delta Heritage category for “Nature at Dawn,” described as balancing Delta’s First Nations history with the day-to-day beauty of nature.
Mary Ann Burrows won the Discover Delta category for “We Grow Food,”which celebrates Delta’s hard-working farmers.
Mary Neufeld won the Emerging Artist category for “A Scenic View of Delta,” which features the artist’s favourite aspects of Delta, capturing their beauty.
Randi Cunningham won the Aspiring Artist category for “Hungry Heron,” which showcases how Delta’s rich wildlife and farming history are all connected by the land and waters.
Earlier in March, Mayor Harvie visited the winners to present them each with a banner of their design and a cash honorarium — $350 each for Delta Heritage and Discover Delta, $250 for Emerging Artist and $100 for Aspiring Artist.
“It was so great to connect with the winning artists and present their awards. Congratulations again to each of the winners,” Harvie said.
— Office of Mayor George V. Harvie (@MayorofDelta) March 18, 2021
All four banner have already been installed on various streets throughout North Delta, Ladner and Tsawwassen and will remain up until May.
The 2021 Community Banner Contest will get underway later this spring.