BQCL Vibrant Crosswalk Design Contest

The Blue Quill Community League invites our community elementary-aged children (who live in either Blue Quill, Blue Quill Estates, Skyrattler, or Sweet Grass) to enter The BQCL Vibrant Crosswalk Design Contest!

The City of Edmonton has approved our community to submit two designs for Vibrant Crosswalks. (Picture beautiful artwork on the road between the two white lines, slowing traffic and allowing for a fun and more safe walk across the street!) 

And we thought, who better to design it than the children from the neighbourhood!

The crosswalks are located by Sweet Grass Elementary School:

and by St. Theresa Catholic Elementary School:

We’ll announce our two winners and showcase their designs on Facebook and they will be featured in our upcoming Newsletter. 

Winning designs will be installed this summer, by the City, for all to enjoy.

If you’re interested in entering this fun design contest, please read the Do’s and Don’ts below, design your unique crosswalk and then email your design to on or before July 14th. Include in your submission your name, age, phone number, and home address so we can notify you if you win.

THANK YOU for participating in making our streets safer and our community brighter!

Please find below some helpful Do’s & Don’ts to make this activity a success! 


  • Draw attention to an existing and marked crosswalk at your school by either painting in between the white rectangles for a zebra crosswalk, or by creating a design inside the white parallel lines for a standard crosswalk.
  • Use bright colours that will contrast with the dark pavement to make your design pop.
  • Include different patterns and shapes.


  • Use logos or shapes that are currently used for other traffic control devices (example: yellow dash lines, red octagons, triangles, arrows, people or other traffic symbols).
  • Use words or numbers in your design.
  • Use white as a background or as the main colour in your design. 
  • Paint over the existing crosswalk lines or outside width of the crosswalk.