Challenge Now Accepting Entries from Student Artists

Aug. 23, 2016


Challenge Now Accepting Entries from Student Artists

Chandler, Ariz. – For the first time, Downtown Chandler Community Partnership and SpeedPro Imaging are partnering together to bring the Downtown Chandler Holiday Banner Challenge. Chandler High school students are invited to submit banner designs for a chance to have their work displayed in Downtown Chandler and win prizes.

Participants are asked to create holiday-inspired designs for the banners lining Arizona Ave., during the holiday months. All high school students within the Chandler Unified School District are eligible to apply. Designs must be submitted digitally by Monday, Oct. 17.

Two winners will be chosen through public input and a panel of judges. The public will vote on finalists and pick a community favorite at the Third Annual Zombie Art Walk on Friday, Oct. 21. A panel comprised of prominent Chandler leaders will ultimately choose both winners, with the community favorite being strongly considered. Winners will be announced Oct. 24.

The two selected artists will be presented with a plaque of their winning designs by Mayor Jay Tibshraeny at the Chandler City Council meeting on Nov. 7 at 7 p.m. In addition, winners will also receive a $50 gift card to a Downtown Chandler restaurant and an educational scholarship presented by Downtown Chandler Community Foundation.

The banners will be displayed on the banner poles along Arizona Ave. between Chandler Blvd. and Fyre Rd. from Nov. 14 - Jan. 13. During this time, the downtown will be decorated in holiday lights to add to the festivities.

Timeline of events:

Oct. 17: Design due date

Oct. 21: (Third Annual Zombie Art Walk) Public vote to pick the community favorite

Oct. 24: Winners announced

Nov. 7: Winners presented with a plaque of their designs by Mayor Jay Tibshraeny

Nov. 14 - Jan. 13: Banners displayed downtown

More information, including guidelines, submittal process, and design specs, can be found on our website: