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Delta recognizes this year’s Banner Contest winners

Artists help promote city’s natural beauty, culture and diversity

The winners of the City of Delta’s ninth annual Community Banner contest were recognized for their wonderful work at the March 18 council meeting.

The competition for Delta residents was to create a street banner that promotes Delta’s natural beauty, culture, and diversity while engaging the community and showcasing local artists of all ages.

Volunteer judges from local art groups, including the Boundary Bay Quilters, Delta Stageworks, Delta Heritage Society, South Delta Artists Guild, and the Watershed Artworks Society chose the winning entries.

Congratulations to all winners, whose banner designs can be seen beautifying key Delta streetscapes now through September.

Delta Culture and Heritage (open category)

Depict Delta’s vibrant culture or heritage from your lens.

Winner: Denise Nichol - Beach Cleaning Adventurer

“This is an acrylic painting on canvas, depicting the importance of keeping our beaches, walking paths, ocean and parks free of waste and debris,” said Nichol.

Discover Delta (open category)

Depict the uniqueness or hidden gems found throughout Delta.

Winner: Randi Cunningham - Delta’s Different Elements

“It was my goal to share all of the different elements of Delta that make it Delta,” said Cunningham.

Diversity in Delta (open category)

Depict the beauty of diversity in Delta.

Winner: Lucy Yepes Ramirez - Another Blessed Sunset in Delta

“This design shows the sunset over the Fraser River and Alex Fraser Bridge that connects the land between cities, while a heron enjoys the water behind the cattails,” said Ramirez.

Emerging Artists (ages 13 to 17 years old)

Winner: Noella Yang - Gossamer Days

“A capture of delicate, fleeting moments in time. As the last of dusk’s light seeps through Burns Bog, an ethereal scene unfolds - a transient beauty, a wish to linger a minute longer,” said Yang.

Budding Artists (up to 12 years old)

Winner: Kirkland Dewsbury - Barnyard View

“A painting of a barn on Westham Island, built in 1949. The barn was built using timbers from a warehouse-built decades before at the waterfront on Westham Island,” said Dewsbury.

Honourable Mention

Winner: Robyn Mara Octavia Stovell - Peace Matters

“Peace, kindness and acceptance are important values to any community and any Budding Artist,” said Stovell.