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2016 Heritage Banner Design Contest Winners!

Jan 30, 2017

At tonight’s Regular Meeting, Mayor Lois E. Jackson and Delta Council recognized the winners of Delta’s 2016 Heritage Banner Design Contest. 

Special congratulations are extended to:

  • Victoria Heryet, winner of the South Delta category and overall grand prize winner
  • Cathey Tyler, winner of the North Delta category
  • Sena Kholmatov, winner of the Child/Youth category

Initiated in the spring of 2014 by the Heritage Advisory Commission, the Heritage Banner Design Contest is a street banner design competition created to raise awareness of Delta’s heritage, showcase local artists, and engage the community.

A panel of volunteer judges from Watershed Artworks, South Delta Artists’ Guild and the Heritage Advisory Commission reviewed all entries and selected a winner from each of three categories (South Delta, North Delta, and Child/Youth) and one overall grand prize winner of all categories. Winning entries were considered based on creativity, heritage value, visual appeal, and elements of art and design.

Grand Prize & South Delta Category 
Sentinels by Victoria Heryet

Victoria’s banner, entitled Sentinels, shows off the noble bald eagles that hunt and feed along the Fraser Delta. Her banner design has a diverse palate and provides an empowering perspective of these striking birds. 

As the Grand Prize winner, Sentinels is currently displayed throughout our community from now through May.




North Delta Category
Three Grande Ladies by Cathey Tyler

Cathey’s Three Grande Ladies is an incredibly detailed representation of Delta’s architectural heritage. The three pristinely drawn houses are Burrvilla, which was built on River Road in 1906, Kirkland House which was built in 1911 and Cammidge house, which was completed in 1914.




Child/Youth Category
The Beauty of our Heritage by Sena Kholmatov

Sena’s piece The Beauty of our Heritage includes three vital aspects of Delta’s heritage: farming, fishing/dependence on the water, and the first nations community. Sena’s work is full of colour and clearly depicts each pillar in four well-drawn images.  




Each winner received a $350 honorarium and a street banner with their design. As the grand prize winner, look for Victoria Heryet's Sentinels banner displayed throughout the municipality alongside Delta’s street banners.