Marlene Feist, Director of Strategic Development, Public Works, 509.625.6505
Friday, December 20, 2019 at 4:54 p.m.
Looking for something to do over holiday break? We have the contest for you!
Spokane students who are age 18 or under are invited to submit a design for a wastewater access cover. The selected design will be cast and used in locations throughout the City. The contest is sponsored by the City, Spokane Arts, The Lands Council, and The Spokesman Review.
The winner also will receive $100 and tickets to the Blue Zoo Aquarium in NorthTown Mall. The second place winner will receive $50 and tickets to the Blue Zoo, and the top six designs will be reproduced in The Spokesman Review newspaper.
The project’s intent is to enhance the visual appearance of the City’s wastewater access covers. The design should be reflective of the ecology, water, nature, creatures or landscape of the Inland Northwest. High-contrast, black and white images with larger, simple shapes will be most suitable for casting. Designs must appeal to a public audience. Similar contests were held in 2010 and 2015.
Interested students can find more information and a submission form at the Spokane arts web site. Submissions must be sent to Student Designed Wastewater Access Cover Contest City of Spokane, 909 E. Sprague Avenue, Spokane, WA 99202. The deadline is Jan. 15.
The City installs or replaces 100 to 200 wastewater access covers a year. There is no extra cost to the City to have the covers sport a different design. The covers can last 50 years or more so the winning artist will help beautify our community for many years to come.