Gateway Banner Competition


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The Downtown Winnipeg BIZ is conducting a design competition for Main Street Gateway Banners. An honorarium of $1000 will be awarded for the successful banner design(s). All submissions must be dropped off or mailed to the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ and be received no later than
4:30 p.m., Monday, November 23, 2009.

Competition Background
A goal of the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ is to implement and use street banners to unify downtown and highlight its signi” cant buildings and key districts. Existing banners are displayed along major routes such as Portage Avenue, Graham Avenue, and the gateways to the downtown district.

The BIZ has been displaying banners since 1991 for events such as the Canadian Country Music Awards, the Tim Hortons Brier and programs such as Young Artists on the Avenue. In order to ful” ll the banner mandate,
the BIZ holds various design competitions yearly. Previous competitions include selecting the Chinatown Banners. Winning entrants are awarded an honorarium, and their art is displayed across the downtown.