Light Pole Banner Design Contest

Contest Winners

David Gregoire - The Gathering Bridge at Purgatory Creek Park   Kelley Regan - Eagles Over Eden   Patricia Young - Fall Walk

Pictured Left to Right: 

David Gregoire — The Gathering Bridge at Purgatory Creek Park

Kelly Regan — Eagles Over Eden

Patricia Young — Fall Walk

Contest Calendar

May 17 — Initial submission deadline closes
May 21 — Finalists selected and online voting opens
May 31 — Voting closes at midnight
June 7 — Winners announced
July 2019 — Banners installed

Contest Judging

  • Entries will be juried and finalists chosen by a panel of City staff
  • Public voting will take place online
  • Winning banner designs will be displayed on light poles throughout Eden Prairie

Design Considerations

  • You may submit up to three designs as part of a series
  • Consider a way to convey the spirit of the Eden Prairie community
  • Include at least one color, limit white space and keep extremely light colors minimal
  • Bold shapes tend to be more visible from a distance than fine detail elements
  • If used, text should be minimal and at least 4 inches high
  • Do not feature portraits or photographs of identifiable individuals
  • Use good taste and consider people of all ages viewing the banners
  • Do not use the City of Eden Prairie logo or branding
  • You can, but do not need to, use the City name

Fine Print

  • All Eden Prairie residents are eligible, parental consent required if under 18
  • Winning artwork becomes property of the City
  • The City reserves the right to alter artwork as needed to produce banners
  • Banner artwork may be used in other City promotional materials
  • Winning artist will receive no monetary compensation

Design Technical Specs

  • Artwork should be designed to fit a banner 30" wide by 60" tall
  • Artwork must be created at 300 dpi at 100% actual size
  • Entries must be submitted in digital format (high resolution PDF, TIFF or JPEG)
  • Note placement of stitching and grommets (on either side) so they don’t interfere with design

Single Banner


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