Batavia High School students create banners

BATAVIA – Batavia MainStreet has teamed up with Batavia High School graphics design students to create seasonal banners that will be placed on light poles in downtown Batavia.

"We try to work as much as we can with community members," Batavia MainStreet Executive Director Joi Cuartero said. "This gives the students some real life experience and a little bit of pride for doing something for their downtown."

Students designed up to three banners to be displayed in the downtown in the spring, summer and fall in the 2014-2015 seasons. Winners will be chosen by a combination of Facebook likes and a judging committee.

Online voting via Facebook will end at 5 p.m. Monday. To vote, go to Batavia MainStreet's Facebook page and click on the album called “Banner Competition” and like the pictures to vote.

The judges will rate each banner, and that rating, along with the number of likes the banner receives on Facebook, will determine the three banners to be produced and displayed throughout downtown Batavia in the spring, summer and fall.
Businesses can purchase the banners that will be displayed throughout the downtown with their business name or logo on a sponsor panel attached at the bottom of the banner.
Interested businesses should contact Batavia MainStreet at 630-761-3528 or go to for information.