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Which of these designs should be used to honour Hamilton health-care workers?

The City of Hamilton wants to honour local health-care workers with its next round of utility box wraps, and it wants people to vote for the designs they like best.
This design from Loridee De Villa is one of 20 the city has shortlisted to be on utility box wraps in downtown Hamilton. (City of Hamilton)

The City of Hamilton wants to honour local health-care workers with its next round of utility box wraps, and it wants people to vote for the designs they like best.

The city has shortlisted 20 designs thanking health-care workers in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. It has put them all online and is inviting the public to choose three. 

The city put out the call on July 14 and received 92 submissions, it said in a media release. It asked for "vibrant, positive designs focused on celebrating the contributions of Hamilton's health-care community in these challenging times."

Health-care workers, graphic designers and artists reviewed them and made the short list.

The city will choose up to 15 designs, and the artists will get $650.

The utility box wrappers will be resistant to graffiti, the city says, and will be on traffic signal boxes at Hamiton General Hospital, Juravinski Hospital and St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton's Charlton and West Fifth locations. 

When voting, the city says people should consider artistic excellence, response to context, and potential technical issues with installation.

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