Tag Your ‘Hood

School is ending this week, and surely you are all looking forward to sleeping in on Thursday morning.  For some of you, however, this is going to get old pretty quick.  If you’re looking for an interesting project to eat up some of your time over the course of the next couple of weeks, why not give the City of Vancouver’s Tag Your ‘Hood contest a try.

The basic idea is that the city wants a fresh, new emblem for each of their 26 vibrant official neighbourhoods.  PlaceSpeak invites you to tag your ‘hood in Vancouver using your creative genius, to show what the different communities of this City mean to you.  Your design can be any shape and include a variety of color and text, and should be a visual representation of the community of your neighbourhood or the things that go on there.  For example, if you are designing an emblem for Kitsilano, perhaps you want to focus on a beach theme.  If you live in South Cambie, maybe your logo will feature the Canada Line.  A design for Gastown might centre around bricks and the Steam Clock.

Send your design to tagyourhood@placespeak.com by June 24th with the name of the neighbourhood as the subject, and your full name in the message.  All of the submissions will be uploaded to the PlaceSpeak website after the deadline, and then a 2-week voting period will take place.  During this time, residents of each neighbourhood will have a chance to vote for the design they like best.  Winners will be invited to take a photo with the Mayor of Vancouver, Gregor Robertson, recognizing the official neighbourhood emblem.

For more information, see this article in the Georgia Straight or the official contest rules.

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