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Enter the Tecumseh BIA 12th Annual Street Pole Banner Contest

 The Town of Tecumseh Business Improvement Area (TOTBIA) is hosting its 12th Annual Street Pole Banner Contest; a “Gallery Without Walls” program. Gallery Without Walls, is an initiative of the TOTBIA. This vibrant and colourful addition to our townscape is a visual testament to our local talent. Banners painted by local artists of all ages and digital photos hang on town street poles from May to November. This incredibly colourful and unique town streetscape is enjoyed by the local community and visitors alike. We encourage everyone to enter this exciting contest; show your talent and creativity and most importantly, have fun!

This Year’s Theme:


Get out your pencils, pens, paints and/or camera and show us what is your favorite anytime of the year outdoor activity! If your design or photo is selected it will be digitally reprinted and considered finished artwork that will be reproduced on both side of a 28″ wide by 44″ high street pole banner. 

NOTE: Please keep in mind that simple, close-up designs/photos are the most effective; people driving in vehicles only have 3-4 seconds to see an image on the banner so the bigger the image the better. All drawings and/or photographs MUST be submitted on 4″ wide by 6″ high vertical media.

After winners have been selected, pictures of each banner, title and person’s name will be listed in the Shoreline and on the TOTBIA website Gallery page.



1st Prize –  $150  |  2nd Prize – $100  |  3rd Prize – $50


Please read the enclosed brochure to read the contest guidelines, regulations, key dates and to complete the entry form. Deadline for submitting entry form and your original design/digital photo is:

April 9, 2018


Click on the link below to print the 2018 BIA BANNER CONTEST ENTRY FORM:

2018 Banner Contest Entry Form



Pictured below are some of the finished banners from last year’s contest and all of the artists who’s design and/or photo was selected and reproduced on 5′ banners. 










“It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.”

– Henry David Thoreau


Contact the Tecumseh BIA office for additional information: 519.735.3795 or email: