The Bath BID, in conjunction with Bounce Back Bath and Minuteman Press Bath, will fill the streets of Bath this summer with a parade of two-metre-high giant ‘bunting’ flags made from the artwork and designs of local people, inspiring everyone to ‘Rediscover Bath’.

In a competition open to everyone who lives or works in Bath and North East Somerset, up to 48 designs created by the community will be reproduced as a rainbow of art hanging from lamppost pennants in the streets of the city.

Entrants will be separated into three categories, Under Ten, Under 21 and Over 21, and all winners and runners-up, in addition to other selected entrants, will have their work displayed from 30th July until the end of August. Category winners and runners-up will receive gift vouchers from The Bath Gift Card. In order to choose the designs for the display, the organisers will invite the public to get involved in voting for their champions on the Bath BID’s social media channels.

Bath BID CEO, Allison Herbert, said: “We are so pleased to see the city coming back to life after a tough few months. This is just one of a number of safe, socially-distant, joyful events celebrating the creativity of the people of Bath. Artists should show us through their designs what they love about Bath. We can’t wait for people to come along and see their own artwork on display.

“Artists, and budding artists, can use any medium and any style they like, abstract or realistic, digital, watercolour, collage, whatever they wish. We are looking for bright, cheerful designs to welcome people back to the city. We will be showing artworks online and then flying the flags high in the streets of Bath for the summer.”