Baltimore Avenue Banner Design Competition

A Baltimore Avenue banner
Mar 02, 2020 15 months ago

In 2008, UCD installed 70 pedestrian streetlamps along Baltimore Avenue, between 45th and 50th streets. A few years later we held a contest for the design of banners to represent Baltimore Avenue. After eight years, we’re looking to replace the faded banners with new versions, and are seeking community submissions for what the design will be. Here's your chance to have your design printed and placed along Baltimore Avenue for the entire community to see and enjoy!

Here are the contest basics:

  • UCD is currently accepting proposals for design work that will ultimately be fabricated as 24 x 36 inch banners and installed along Baltimore Avenue in June of 2020.
  • We will select one winning designer and up to two winning designs to go onto the banners.
  • The design competition is open to everyone living within Philadelphia. Individuals are encouraged to submit multiple concepts.
  • A judging committee comprised of Baltimore Avenue business owners and UCD staff will select the winning design(s).
  • We are particularly interested in work that is representative of Baltimore Avenue and the neighborhood.
  • Designs should include a text treatment of “Baltimore Avenue.”
  • The designer the winning banner(s) $500 in gift cards to Baltimore Avenue restaurants.
  • The winning designs will be featured on 70 banners along Baltimore Avenue.
  • Deadline extended! Submissions are due Friday, March 27th 2020, at 5 pm. 


Are you interested in submitting a design? Email the following to [email protected] with the subject "Baltimore Avenue Banner Submission:"

  • Name
  • Address
  • Email and telephone number
  • Proposed design (jpg or pdf)
  • 1-2 sentence description of proposed design(s)


Good luck!

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