Top 30 Designs


From the 1000+ designs submitted, an independent panel of judges selected a short list of 28 artists. From this short list, two winning designs were chosen to go on storm and sanitary sewer covers throughout the city. The two People’s Choice awards were determined through voting that took place online and onsite at the exhibition. Each of the artists for the top 30 designs received a culture and recreation prize pack valued at over $200.

Winning Designs


Nigel Dembicki

Nigel Dembicki (storm) is a Vancouver based artist and designer. He is a contributing partner of studioCAMP, a design/build collective studio. Nigel is entering the Master of Architecture program at Arkitektskolen Aarhus in Denmark this fall. The jury appreciated the clarity and technical execution of Nigel’s slightly abstract and very contemporary-looking work.

Andrew (Enpaauk) Dexel

Andrew (Enpaauk) Dexel (sanitary) is from the Nlakapamux Nation and is known for how his prints and paintings often fuse graffiti and North West Coast Art. His playful work masterfully uses the circular shape of the manhole, and the jury felt this piece would have an enduring public fascination.

People's Choice


Lou-ann Neel Les Blydo

Short List



Leo Cunanan

Rhidian Gatrill

Anna Gusakova

Kevin Peffers

Gino Palladini

Sue D. (UBC Kids Club)

Sue Lepard

Kenzo Yoneno

Jessie T.

Izabelle Dispo

Shayna M.

Rachael Ashe

Ida Maria Pan

Mary Wong

Neeraj Nand

Amanda Huynh

Becki Chan

Lou-ann Ika’wega Neel

Eric Fisher

Takashi Owada

Henry Slaughter & Graham Handford

Evan W. (Mackenzie Elementary)

Carson R. (General Wolfe Elementary)

Eli (Champlain Heights Elementary)

Alyssa (The Writer’s Exchange)

Christian Dahlberg