Submissions are now open for the City of Delta’s 2023 Community Banner Contest.
The competition, now in it’s ninth year, offers residents a chance to create a street banner that will promote Delta’s natural beauty, culture and diversity, while also engaging the community and showcasing local artists of all ages, according to a city press release.
“I am thrilled to launch the 2023 Community Banner Contest — an annual tradition that highlights the talent and diversity of our community,” Mayor George Harvie said in a press release.
“This year we’ve included new categories that will expand the possibilities and broaden our imaginations for what can be achieved through arts and culture in Delta. Good luck to everyone entering the contest and I can’t wait to see what our community inspires us with.”
See last year’s winning entries, as well as those from previous years, here.
Artists can submit their work in one of five categories: Delta Culture and Heritage (open category, depicting Delta’s vibrant culture or heritage from the artist’s lens), Discover Delta (open category, depicting the uniqueness or hidden gems found throughout Delta), Diversity in Delta (open category, depicting the beauty of diversity in Delta), Emerging Artists (for artists 13 to 17 years old) and Budding Artists (for artists 12 and younger).
A volunteer panel featuring local artists will select the winners, and the top design from each category will be displayed across the city next year from March to May.
As well, the winning artists will receive an honorarium and a street banner featuring their design.
Contest deadline is Wednesday, Nov. 15; to enter, participants must complete the entry and waiver form available only online at letstalk.delta.ca/bannercontest, as well as provide a written statement about their submission and how it relates to the banner theme (maximum 500 words) and a brief biography (maximum 350 words).