Competition launches to design archway for Lincoln's Steep Hill
A competition has been launched to invite anyone with creative flair to submit a design concept to mark the entrance to Lincoln's Cathedral Quarter.
Lincoln Business Improvement Group is asking for people to design a piece of work or archway feature to be installed at the entrance to The Strait.
Entrants are encouraged to submit their design on A3 drawing paper or a CD of digital drawings and a £500 prize is up for grabs.
Lincoln BIG Chief Executive, Matt Corrigan said: "The aim of the artwork is to reinforce the identity of The Strait, a unique public area which links the historic uphill and central High Street areas.
"This does not mean that this design will be installed straightaway.
"At the moment we are at the ideas stage and we would have to discuss any ideas with local businesses or landowners and with the planning authority, before any scheme went ahead."
The brief for the artwork emphasises the need to take account of the area's fascinating history and the heritage of the 2,000-year-old Steep Hill.
The finished design must highlight this part of the city as a characterful area and act as a landmark for visitors, fitting into a 15ft wide gap, possibly to form an archway.
Competition entries should be sent by email to email@example.com and must be submitted by 4pm on Friday, March 15, 2013.
Lincoln BIG will also hold a short briefing session for potential artists at 5pm on Tuesday, February 19. Further details are available by emailing Matt Corrigan.