Summer Banners

The City of Victoria’s biennial Summer Banner program showcases the talents of local artists and reflects the vibrancy and creativity of our city. 

2019/2020 Summer Banners 
Call to Artists

This Call to Artists is now closed. Thank you to everyone who applied! The final designs will be announced once selected.

The City of Victoria was looking for artists or graphic designers to submit designs for its biennial Summer Banner program.

Banner Specs

Artists were to submit up to five designs suitable for display in pairs. The banners are 95" high with a top width of 30" tapering to 16" at the bottom. Most banners will be installed in pairs on lamp poles. The fabric will be a minimum 200 denier, high tenacity nylon.

Selection Criteria

Candidates were selected based on the following criteria:

  • Compliance with the competition requirements and objectives
  • Professionalism in presentation of materials
  • Confidence that creativity, quality and style demonstrated in portfolio materials and preliminary design concepts will translate into the development of high-quality final banner designs


This competition was open to artists and graphic designers residing in the Capital Region, including the Gulf Islands.

Artist Fee

The successful artist or graphic designer will receive an honorarium of $1,500. 


The deadline for submissions was 4 p.m. on Wednesday, March 27, 2019.

Submissions were to have been uploaded electronically at Hard copies and emailed submissions were not be accepted.

Drop-in Info Sessions

Three informal drop-in information sessions were offered to provide artists/artist teams an opportunity to meet with City staff to learn more and ask questions about the three public art opportunities.  Complimentary refreshments were be served.

Friday, March 22
2.30 - 5.30 p.m.
Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria (Boardroom)
930 Balmoral Road

Tuesday, March 26
4 - 7 p.m.
Victoria City Hall (Esquimalt Nation Room)

Friday, March 29
9 a.m. - noon
Songhees Wellness Centre (Boardroom) 
1100 Admirals Road

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