Students Invited to 'Celebrate Saline' in Downtown Banner Competition

 03/29/2018 - 14:39
Lorellei Zegreen is pictured on the street pole that also features the banner she created in honor of her hometown.

Saline Main Street, Saline Area Schools and the Saline Arts & Culture Committee are proud to announce the kick off for the 4th Annual Student Art Banner Competition! This year’s theme is “Celebrate Saline,” offering a chance for local young people to express things about their hometown they hold dear.

The Student Art Banner Competition began as a partnership between Saline Main Street and Saline Area Schools, and was created to give students in the Saline school district an opportunity to participate in the beautification of downtown. This public art project has become a favorite with locals and serves to engage youth with Saline Main Street in a meaningful way.

Each year, a theme is designated and 80 designs are selected from hundreds of entries. Winners of the competition get to see their artwork proudly exhibited as boulevard banners on lamp posts lining both sides of Michigan Avenue and Ann Arbor Street in Downtown Saline.

The initiative launched in 2015, with “Why I Love Saline.” In 2016, the Student Banner Project celebrated the City’s 150th Anniversary with, “On Our Way to 150 Years.” And, in 2017, students showed their local pride with “What Hometown Means to Me,” and the partnership increased with the addition of the Saline Arts & Culture Committee.

The contest is open to Saline youth, K through 12. This year, students are invited to submit their artwork no later than April 6, 2018 by 5PM at the office of any Saline school, or Saline Main Street at 131 E. Michigan Avenue, Suite B. High resolution (300 dpi minimum) digital entries may be submitted by email to director@salinemainstreet.org – please type BANNER in the subject line.

Winners will be notified by April 10, 2018.

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