PRESS RELEASE: The Scarborough Sign Photo Contest

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September 5, 2019. Scarborough, Ontario
Scarborough Arts is thrilled to announce the return of The Scarborough Sign Photo Contest, with more amazing prizes to win!


Enter The Scarborough Sign Photo Contest now until September 20, 2019 to win a variety of spectacular prize packages! Participants have the chance to win passes for two to Fox Theatre, Art Gallery of Ontario, and Aga Khan Museum, gift certificates to Spirit Yoga Studio and Wine Lounge, and Estheticare Day Spa and Salon, and swag bags from LUSH, Above Ground Art Supplies, Art Market, IKEA, and Canadian Tire!


Participants will receive the chance to win signed copies of books written by award-winning and up-and-coming Scarborough-based authors! Titles include “That Time I Loved You” by Carrianne Leung, “Shut Up You’re Pretty” by Téa Mutonji, “Rouge” by Adrian De Leon. We will also give away “Entrances and Exits” the inaugural issue of Living Hyphen Magazine!


Last year, The Scarborough Sign Selfie Contest attracted over 80 submissions from Scarborough residents. Responding to the prompt of “Scarborough’s Most Creative Selfie,” residents sent us playful selfies with their dogs, photos of their children exploring the sign, and people in impressive yoga poses and dance moves. This year, we look forward to seeing more fun and creative photo submissions!


This year, we are asking Scarborough residents to submit their most creative photo and tell us what kind of public art they would like to see in Scarborough.


“The Scarborough Sign Photo Contest is an engaging opportunity to build dialogue around the importance of public art within Scarborough,” says Derek Spooner, Scarborough Arts’ Executive Director. “We hope this contest will bring communities together in the celebration of the fun and creative encounters that can be experienced in Scarborough.”


Visit our website for more information about The Scarborough Sign Photo Contest, eligibility requirements, and the full contest terms and conditions:



The Scarborough Sign is a mobile public art installation that showcases and brings together Scarborough’s many artistic communities and neighbourhoods. This year, The Scarborough Sign traveled to historically-rich areas in Scarborough such as Fool’s Paradise, Wexford, Guild Park and Gardens, and the University of Toronto Scarborough.


For the full list of dates and locations, visit:


Follow the conversation online using the hashtag #ScarboroughSign or by following Scarborough Arts on Facebook (Scarborough Arts), Twitter (@scararts), and on Instagram (@scarborougharts).



Scarborough Arts, a non-profit, charitable organization, is the only arts organization of its kind specifically serving the Scarborough community through innovative arts and culture programs for citizens of all ages. We bring arts to the community and community to the arts.


Media Contact:

Kali Banner, Marketing and Communications Assistant  |  416-698-7322

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