Boyertown mural design competition announces call for artists

Building a Better Boyertown is hosting a mural design competition with cash prizes being awarded to the top three designs. The winning design will be painted by a contracted professional mural painter.

Building a Better Boyertown’s Mural Committee will vote and select the top three designs. The three designs will be open to public voting through BaBB’s website. Cash prizes for the top three designs will be awarded ($500 first place, $200 second place, $100 third place).

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The organization is seeking a design that will express an overall positive message of some or all of the following themes: unity, peace, hope, love, kindness, community, and/or that Boyertown is a welcoming place for all people. The design should not contain references to businesses, people, recognizable names, and should not contain any copyrighted material or icons, etc.

The mural will be located behind the Rita’s Water Ice building, 309 E. Philadelphia Avenue, Boyertown, PA 19512 on the wall facing Franklin Street. The wall is approximately 17 feet high by 24 feet wide.

Project Timeline: Call to Artists ends May 26, 2023. Committee Review: week of June 5, 2023. Public voting begins: week of June 5, 2023. Winner announced: week of June 19, 2023. Mural installation: estimated by end of September 2023.

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Contest Requirements & Eligibility: Open to student, amateur or professional artists ages 15 and up (proof of age & guardian approval required if under 18). The artist’s scope of work is for mural design only. The painting of the mural is contracted through professional mural painter.

Only original art is accepted. Any digital photo submissions must be a minimum of 300 DPI resolution. Artificial intelligence digitally rendered art will NOT be accepted. Artwork must be submitted either electronically (digital photo of work) or original artwork no smaller than 8.5” x 11” and no larger than 18” x 24.”

The wall where the mural will be installed is approximately 17’ high x 35’ wide. The submitted design should be proportional to this. Original art will be returned to the owner. Please include a self-addressed stamped envelope for returns.

The BaBB Mural Committee is comprised of BaBB staff, BaBB board members, community members, local community group representatives and local students. The committee will review all submissions, narrowing them down to a select few that best fit our goals for the mural’s theme. The committee will vote, deciding on three semi-finalists. The three semi-finalists’ designs will be put on display through various social media channels with a hyperlink to the Building a Better Boyertown’s website for public voting. Once the voting is closed, the winner will be announced the week of June 19th (date & time TBA).

Artists interested are encouraged to fill out the registration form, sign the artist release form and include it with your design submission delivered or post marked on or before May 26, 2023, and put your name on the back of your artwork.

Questions?​Contact should contact Ellen Martignetti, Main Street Manager of Building a Better Boyertown,, 610-369-3054 Monday – Friday 9am-5pm (does not receive text messages).

For more information & to download the registration packet visit:

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