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2020 Street Banners unveiled in colourful ceremony

This year’s Richmond Street Banner Contest winners have been announced.

At the city council meeting earlier this week, 10 local artists unveiled their winning banner designs. The banners will soon be installed on street light poles around Richmond, where they will remain until early 2021.

“It is wonderful to see such a robust and active artistic community in Richmond, and we’re fortunate to have these winning designs decorate our city streets,” says Mayor Malcolm Brodie. “Community engagement and the arts are important to council and this contest is one of the many ways residents can participate in beautifying our city.”

More than 350 designs were submitted for this year’s Street Banner Contest. There were 10 themes represented:

• Island City

• Connection

• Active Living

• The Arts

• City Centre

• Heritage

• Sustainability

• Community

• Nature

• Culture

The entries were displayed at the Minoru Centre for Active Living in November and December. Members of the public then voted for their favourites on the city’s Facebook page. After a week of voting, the 10 designs that garnered the most votes—one from each theme—were chosen as winners.

The 2019 banners will be available for purchase at the Community Services Division reception. This is located at the city’s operations yard, 5599 Lynas Lane. Banners can be purchased weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. starting April 20.

For more information on the city’s street banners, and to view the winning designs, visit

Hannah Scott, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Richmond Sentinel

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