Banner Art Project

Historic Downtown Manassas Banner Art Competition
*Submission Deadline: Friday, January 14th, 2023*

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 24 inches wide and between 36 & 54 inches tall
  • 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

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.

Here are the 2022 Winners!

Here are the 2021 Winners!

Here are the 2020 Winners!