Call for transit-themed art

Call for transit-themed art

The Denver Streets Partnership invites artists to submit an original design for consideration for digital reproduction on a publicly showcased 4x5ft vinyl banner. We will be selecting 4-5 designs to reproduce and display in public places around the Denver metro region in the spring. 

We are looking for inspiring images that speak to the region’s transit system, operated by the Regional Transportation District or RTD, and its role as an essential public service to people, our health, our environment, and our community. 

This public art project seeks to showcase diverse and varied works that bring joy to public settings while focusing on the theme of a positive vision for transit.

We invite all who are interested to submit an original design for consideration. This invitation is extended to all qualified artists with no entry fee. Selected artists will receive a $500 stipend upon sending the final digital file image. In addition, we invite artists to include relevant information, such as a social media handle or a website, somewhere on their piece for artistic recognition. 

To apply, send a digital file of your proposed piece and short description of the piece (500 words maximum) through this form by Friday, October 28. The judging panel will include members from the RTD board and the Denver community. The deadline to apply is Friday, October 28 and selected artists will be notified by email by Monday, November 7, 2022. Artists will be expected to send a finalized digital file, preferably a PDF of at least 150 dpi by Wednesday, December 7, 2022. Banners will be on display in the spring.

For questions, please email and for more information regarding transit we recommend:

  • Hop on a bus or train—it is free through August 31—or spend some time at a transit stop or station
  • Visit for ideas of where you go on transit and the important role it plays in our region
  • Visit RTD’s website for additional information on transit.



METHOD OF ENTRY: To enter, submit an original design in PDF form through this form by Friday, October 28. One entry will be allowed per person.

ELIGIBILITY: You must be 18 or older to enter. You must be a resident of the state of Colorado to enter. Except where prohibited by law, employees of the sponsor are not eligible to enter.


Denver Streets Partnership

1525 Market St #100 Denver, CO 80202

DATES: Entries will be accepted beginning Monday, August 22, 2022 at 6 a.m. The deadline for entry is Friday, October 28, 2022 at 10 p.m. Selected artists will be announced on Monday, November 7, 2022.


All entries will be equally considered. A panel of judges will select pieces based on their ability to provide inspiration around our transit system and its role as an essential public service to people, our health, our environment, and our community. 

The winner will be notified on November 7, 2022 at noon through email. We will also share the winners names on the Denver Streets Partnership Twitter and Facebook accounts.

The winner will have one week to confirm they are interested in receiving the stipend and submitting a final design by November 7, 2022. After one week from the announcement of the winner, the opportunity may be forfeited if not claimed. Sponsor is not liable for the winner’s failure to receive notification of winning in the event that incorrect contact information was provided to Sponsor.

DISTRIBUTION OF STIPEND: The winner can claim within two weeks of submitting their final design.

AGREEMENT TO RULES: By entering this contest, you agree to abide by Sponsor’s Official Rules and decisions, and to accept the decision of the Sponsor as final and binding. Sponsor has the right to refuse, withdraw, or disqualify entries at its sole discretion.

THIRD PARTY CONTENT: By entering this contest, Entrant agrees not to use third-party content unless Entrant has obtained consent from the third-party and disclosed the use of such content.

RELEASE OF LIABILITY: To the fullest extent permitted by law, Entrant shall release, indemnify, and hold harmless Sponsor, its affiliates, subsidiaries, employees, and agents from and against any and all liability, damages, injury, loss, claim, and cost that occurs directly or indirectly from participation in the contest or the use or misuse of the awarded prize, including for misuse of Entrant’s intellectual property or that of third parties.

OWNERSHIP OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY: Entrant agrees to allow their design printed on a vinyl banner and displayed publicly. The Denver Streets Partnership shall retain control of the vinyl banner in perpetuity. 

Consumer Disclosure:

PRIZES: The actual retail value of this prize is approximately $100.00.

ODDS OF WINNING: All entries will be considered equally, and the odds of winning will be dependent upon the number of eligible entries received.