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City launches art contest for Indy's bicentennial

Posted: 1:36 AM, May 16, 2019
Updated: 2019-05-16 01:36:40-04

INDIANAPOLIS — Competition can fuel innovation and creativity.

That's what city leaders and community groups are now hoping will happen for our upcoming Indianapolis bicentennial celebration.

The city launched a contest for artists to submit their designs to be used for the upcoming 200th anniversary. The chosen design will be used for branding, posters, memorabilia and artwork during this city-wide celebration.

Former deputy mayor Steve Campbell said efforts like this in the past have yielded good results.

"This activity won't be a first for Indianapolis," Campbell said. "A few know that our Indianapolis city flag taht we've all become attached to and so ingrained in all of our minds was a result of a community competition."

"City leaders said the original artwork will play a key role in marking the 200-year milestone. Designs will be used for posters and memorabilia, promotional materials, public exhibits and more.