Historic Manassas, Inc.

Banner Art Project

Historic Downtown Manassas Banner Art Competition

Submissions closed

The City of Manassas hangs banners on all the light poles in the historic downtown section. For the seventh year, banners will come directly from the work of artists, each one different and unique.

The winning 40+ pieces of art work will be hung and will remain on display in Historic Downtown Manassas through the fall. Along with this, a walking brochure will be produced with a photo of each image, title, artist name and short paragraph description. These brochures will be available at the Visitor’s Center, 9431 West Street, 7 days a week from 9am-4pm.

Entry Information

To enter you must be aged 16 or older and a resident of Virginia, Maryland, or Washington D.C. there is a $50 entry fee that allows you to make up to 3 submissions. This fee is non-refundable and must be paid with either card or a check addressed to “Historic Manassas, Inc.”

Submission details

  • Submissions must be equivalent to 24 inches wide and between 36 & 54 inches tall - portrait 
  • Images must be over 300 dpi
  • Submissions must be original artwork and cannot be photographs
  • Files should be 1-3MB and in one of the following formats: jpg, png, tiff, or pdf
  • Files should be labelled as follows: (firstname_lastname_title_mediumused_widthxheight)


  • 1st place as determined by the Selection Committee: $300
  • 2nd place as determined by the Selection Committee: $200
  • 3rd place determined by the Selection Committee: $100
Fill Out Artwork Submission Form


Once all entries have been submitted, they will by reviewed by a Selection Committee, who makes the final decisions on which pieces are chosen. The winner of the contest will be featured prominently on the cover of the walking tour booklet.

Banner Competition winners

The 2022 Winners

“What Lies Ahead…” (Marker) by Courtnay Fuller
“Jim” (Oil) by Steve Hilker
“The Colors” (Oil) by Debra Keirce

Thank you to all artists who submitted their work!!  

The 2022 Banner Art Project Winner is Courtnay Fuller for her piece “What Lies Ahead…."

The 2021 Winners

1st Place – “Happy Place” (oil) by Debra Keirce
2nd Place – “Dosti” (oil) by Steve Hilker
3rd Place – “Hugs and Kisses” (oil) by Debra Keirce

The 2020 Winners

1st Place: Debra Keirce – Shades of Yellow (Oil)
2nd Place: C. Di Silvio – Happy Dog (Watercolor)
3rd Place: Jalisa Yates – Lava Boy (Digital)
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