To increase awareness of the Art and Cultural District in Hampton, DHDP will install light pole banners throughout downtown.  These banners will be for approximately four months, and DHDP is asking local artists to submit creative artwork for the banners.


Artist must be a resident of Hampton Roads.

Artist may submit only one image for consideration.

Artist must include Downtown Hampton and Phoebus logos at bottom of banner.  Click here for the Downtown Hampton logo.  The Phoebus logo can be found here.

Artist must include the phrase “Arts and Cultural District” in design.

Artist must submit original work.

Although there is not a specific theme, artists should keep in mind the artistic and historic events of Hampton.

Artwork must not include profanity or offensive language/imagery.

Entry must be submitted by email only to by August 26.  Please write Arts and Cultural District Banner in the subject line of your message.

Image file must be a high resolution (300 dpi only) JPG or PDF without the artist’s name, and only use three colors throughout.  Banners will be 30”x82.5” in size.


Email entry must include:

Artist Name

Brief Bio


Phone number

Email address

Artwork title

Winner Selection:

Selected images will be used in the banners that will represent and promote the initiative.

Artist will allow images to be used in any publications, and allow for full color and/or black and white reproduction.

Images will be selected by a blind jury.

Each winning artist will receive a $250 honorarium. 

Deadline for entry is August 26 at 5pm; winning entries will be unveiled on September 17.