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Posted on: February 14, 2018

Design Competition for Gateway Begins: Visionaries Wanted

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Design Competition for Gateway Begins: Visionaries Wanted


The City of Seaside’s Neighborhood Improvement Program Commission announces a design competition for a highly-visible gateway feature at the northeast corner of Canyon Del Rey Boulevard and Del Monte Boulevard.


The design competition features cash prizes of $1,500 for first place, $1,000 for second place, and $500 for third place. Entries are due by 5:00PM, Monday, March 19.  Entries must be submitted by e-mail to Economic Development Program Manager Gloria Stearns at gstearns@ci.seaside.ca.us.

There will be on-site meetings at noon and 5:00 PM on February 28th to discuss site conditions and constraints. Questions and answers from those meetings will be shared on the City of Seaside website.

The winning entry will be determined by the Neighborhood Improvement Program Commission.  Artists must design an entryway that includes the word “Seaside” and can be implemented for under $50,000.  

Artists may submit designs they either can fabricate themselves or may be fabricated by others.  If an artist submits a design they will fabricate themselves, the City will contract with the artist for the fabrication.  If an artist submits a design for someone else to fabricate, the cash award for the design will be provided upon the City securing a bid to create and install the design for less than $50,000.


Technical Details


Technical details are available on the City of Seaside website here.
28th to discuss site conditions and constraints. Questions and answers from those meetings will be shared on the City of Seaside website.

Full Media Release

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Entry Information:

  • Entries must be in one PDF file not to exceed 10 MB and emailed to: gstearns@ci.seaside.ca.us
  • It is essential that entries include a drawing or illustration that conveys the idea, as well as a listing of materials and colors intended for use. If you can estimate the cost of implementing your entry, it is greatly appreciated, but not a requirement.
  • You may submit more than one entry per person and/or team.
  • Any entries submitted must be suitable for public release. Entries become the property of the City of Seaside. 
  • The City of Seaside reserves the right to disqualify entries with possible breach of intellectual property rights, and the entrant shall indemnify the City of Seaside [and other concerned parties] against any claims and liabilities arising from any such breach.
  • Entries received after the deadline will not be considered.


For more information, email: gstearns@ci.seaside.ca.us.






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