Lamppost Banner Contest
About Calgary Chinatown
Calgary Chinatown is an iconic place and cultural community that prides itself for its heritage, open space and Asian streetscape and architecture. It is a most walkable, accessible and livable community, a thriving authentic small-business district, an intergenerational social and community hub, and a most visited local and tourist destination.
What is Chinatown Lamppost Banners?
Have you noticed the 'panda' lamppost banners in Chinatown? The Lamppost Banners are part of the Chinatown BIA's on-going effort to improve the visitor experience and create lasting memories.
Why do we need new banners?
The current lamppost banners were installed 3 years ago. Next, Chinatown is defining the next stage in Tomorrow's Chinatown. This presents a great opportunity for Calgarians to express their appreciation through art to beautify Chinatown. We are looking for your designs.
Calgary Chinatown BIA will select THREE designs*
Each winning designer will win $800 CASH PRIZE!
The winning artworks will be deployed to the new banners and displayed in Chinatown starting in 2021 for up to 3 years.
Multiple submissions are accepted.
*We have divided Chinatown into THREE zones to deploy the new designs:
1. 3rd Ave. S.E. and Centre St.
2. 2nd Ave. South between the Chinese Cultural Centre & Harry Hays Building
3. 1st St. S.W. (around the Chinese Cultural Centre) & Sien Lok Park
Age: Must be 18 or above
Theme: Our Chinatown, Your Community
Specifications: A pair of banners at 24 inch (W) x 48 inch (H) each
Your submission must include:
Examples of the artists' past works
A brief description of your submission
A rough sketch, a conceptual expression that reflects the description of your submission
Deadline: December 28, 2020
Submit your designs to BIA@calgarychinatown.com
Winners Selected: January 8, 2021
Banner Deployment: February, 2021
Should you have any questions, please contact: