Lancaster Coworking Mural Contest

It's a great day to be alive!

The Lancaster Coworking  (COVID 19) Mural Design Contest starts at 8:00AM EDT on March 27, 2020. Entries are due by 5 PM, EDT on April 27, 2020. Winners will be announced on or around May 4, 2020. The Contest is presented by Lancaster Coworking, LLC , 318 E. Walnut St. Lancaster, PA , 17602 , and Sims Architects, Inc. 312 E. Walnut St. , 312 E. Walnut St., Lancaster, PA, 17602 (collectively, referred to as “Sponsors”).


CONTEST OBJECTIVE: This is the first mural competition for Lancaster Coworking. We have been faced with an unprecedented time with the Covid 19 Virus and there are really talented people who are forced to stay home. This seems like a great opportunity  to have a contest. Lancaster Coworking found a blank wall and put the contest together. They are using it as a good excuse to have fun, and give away prizes. They will select a first place, second place, and third place winner. They are hoping gifts cards will be given as honorable mention awards. You don’t have to have any prior mural experience or experience painting murals to enter. The mural may or may not actually be painted. (But hopefully it does!)

The theme for the first year of the Contest is “It’s a Great Day to Be Alive” Covid 19 has impacted us greatly. But there are so many positive things to focus on even in the midst of troubling times. Lancaster Coworking wants to be able to look back at this pivotal time in history and be reminded of the good in our society. The guidelines for entry are pretty generic. They are looking for positive – not negative, and happy. A few more interesting tidbits: The area selected is above an outdoor deck of a Cafe/ coffee shop. Assuming they will reopen, this is above where people dine outdoors. Also, Lancaster, Pennsylvania is a diversified city. Many immigrants call Lancaster their home. They do not want political submissions, anything vulgar, or murals that focus on one individual. Copyrighted material is forbidden, but other than that the contest is pretty open. They just want people to have fun and be creative.

Included  below are photos and a drawing of the elevation. There is one drawing that has a 1 ft x 1 ft grid that may be of help.

ELIGIBILITY: This Contest is open to legal residents of the fifty United States (not including territories and possessions) and the District of Columbia who are 18 years of age or older as of the date the Contest begins, Canada and the UK ! More countries to follow. The officers, trustees, employees and agents of Sponsor and its affiliates, and the immediate family members and those living in the same household of the foregoing, are not eligible to participate in the Contest or win prizes. All federal, state and local rules and regulations apply. Void where prohibited by law.

HOW TO ENTER: (1) An entrant may be one individual or a group of individuals with a designated lead (“Designated Lead”). As used herein, “you” and “your” shall refer to the individual or each individual comprising a group that submits an entry. To enter, the individual entrant or the group’s Designated Lead must complete the entry form.

PRIZE WINNER SELECTION AND CRITERIA: After the close of the entry period, eligible entries will be evaluated by a panel including Lancaster Coworking / Sims Architects’ judges and potential outside artist judges. The panel will include at a minimum of seven (7) judges. The judges will evaluate the Murals and Statements submitted by entrants based on ability to communicate the Theme, visual appeal, composition, originality, Etc. First , Second, and Third place winners will be determined along with any honorable mentions.


First Place: $500
Second Place: $300

Third Place: $200

Honorable Mentions: To be determined

All applicable federal, state and local taxes, fees and surcharges prizes, if any, are the sole responsibility of the prize winner.

WINNER NOTIFICATION: Each winner will be notified via email at the address provided on the on-line entry form and asked to confirm and verify his/her identity via email to Sponsor. Sponsor is not responsible for changes to an entrant’s email address after the entrant enters the Contest.

Interested in entering the contest?  Contact for your Mural Contest Packet.


  • Please “like” or follow the Lancaster Coworking Facebook Page.
  • They will issue updates through our FB page. You can unlike after the contest is over. They are not trying to sell anything – but this is the best way to respond to everyone.
  • “Sponsored Sponsorships” basically sponsors usually pay money. But our sponsors (with the exception of Lancaster Coworking) have not paid anything. However, due to the virus, they need a little boost! So, we have folks that have sponsored these sponsors!
  • Our Sponsored Sponsors are:
    1. Anitas on Walnut – Cafe and Bakery Lancaster, PA
    2. Fig Lancaster

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