Welcome to Nelson. The City’s welcome signs are one of a kind. While beloved by many, the quirky wooden signs have reached the end of their lifespan and need to be replaced. Through the Province of British Columbia’s Tourism Dependent Communities Fund, the City has received funding to update the signs. Because the Welcome to Nelson signs are the first impression of the city for both residents and visitors, it is important that they reflect our community. This competition invites designers and artists to submit their concepts for the replacement Welcome to Nelson signs.
If you are interested in applying, please review the Call for Submission information document.
Make sure to review the results from the initial community consultation. This will help you understand what the community feels are important elements of the signs
For application forms, contact Sebastien Arcand at email@example.com.
July 16th, 2021
Official Launch of Competition
August 6th, 2021
Deadline to submit questions
August 13th, 2021
Deadline for first-round submissions
If a satisfactory number of submissions hasn’t been achieved, the competition organizer reserves the right to re-open and extend 1st round.
End of August
Design Review Panel evaluates and narrows down to top 10 for second round
September 10th 2021
Invite successful candidates to second round and submit feedback to them; the Design Review Panel may direct questions to entrants continuing on to the second round
October 15th 2021
Deadline for second round submissions
End of October 2021
Design Review Panel evaluates and narrows down to top 5 for a community vote
Early November 2021
Community vote on selected designs
Late November 2021
Results from the community vote are presented to Council.
Council may (or not) choose the top design as per the community vote
RFP to award construction of the signs