Niagara-on-the-Lake Hydro Box Beautification Competition 2022

Niagara-on-the-Lake Hydro Box Beautification Competition 2022

Three of the town's hydro boxes have been selected for this year's competition. All submissions will be part of an exhibition in the Walker Gallery of the Niagara Pumphouse Arts Centre, August 5 to October 16, 2022.

2 of the winning designs will be chosen by a jury. The community chooses 1 winning entry as the People's Choice winner by participating in a public vote, with each visitor able to cast a single vote. All winning submissions will be awarded a $500 honorarium.

Selected artworks will be transferred to vinyl wraps that will serve to beautify the following hydro boxes:
•L778: located in front of the Legion, measures 55" x 77" x 82" (Height x Width x Length)
•1009 : located at Fort George, measures 55/57" x 47" x 58" (Height x Width x Length)
•1030: located at the golf course by the path to Fort Mississauga, measures 26" x 36 x 48" (Height x Width x Length)

Eligibility
This opportunity is open to artists who live, work or operate in the Niagara Region.
The theme of the design may include but is not limited to nature, Niagara-on-the-Lake history/landmarks, etc. Preference will be given to submissions that celebrate Niagara-on-the-Lake's military history and compliments the hydro box location.

Timeline
•Artists must complete entry submissions by July 4, 2022.
•Artwork drop off for NOTL Hydro Box Beautification Group Exhibit at Niagara Pumphouse Arts Centre: August 2 or 3, 2022 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
•NOTL Hydro Box Beautification Group Exhibit: August 5 - October 16, 2022
•People's Choice Award Voting: August 5 - September 9, 2022
•Announcement of Winning Artworks & Award Ceremony: Thursday, September 15, 2022, 7:00 PM
•Target installation date on the hydro boxes: mid-September to early October

How To Enter:
•Complete the entry form by July 18, 2022.
•Only 1 design is permitted per entry form.
•Each artist is only allowed to submit a maximum of 2 designs.
•Upload an image of your artwork. You do not need to show how it will wrap around the hydro box, but you may include that if you wish. The Hydro Box Competition Committee will determine how the artwork is applied to each box.