Newton Community Pride (NCP) is currently seeking creative and vibrant designs for approximately 8 “Selfie Stations” that will be placed in locations throughout Newton.

This initiative—entitled Picture Us!—is designed to provide lively, inviting locations for residents to take selfies and candid photos that will be shared via NCP’s online community photo album with the hashtag #PictureUs!Newton.


  • Creative Approach: Designs should foster engagement and encourage picture taking either as selfies or as a backdrop. Designs must include the word “Newton” in some format. Crisp, clean, simple, and bold designs are preferred.

  • Submissions: Each artist may submit one (1) design. Designs must be submitted as either high-resolution png or jpeg files. The Selfie Stations will be painted on 4’ x 4’ panels, and all designs should be scalable to these dimensions.

    • All designs must be original artwork and may NOT:

      • Contain images of illegal activity, violence, political views, or obscenity.

      • Violate any copyright, trade secret, trademark, patent, invention, or other proprietary or personal right of any third party.

      • Advertise or promote a business or product.

Artists should read the project’s Official Rules prior to submitting designs.

  • Eligibility: This Competition is open to all artists who are 16 years of age or older as of the date the Competition begins. There are no residency requirements to enter. Artists who are people of color, women, people with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQIA+, and members of other underrepresented and underfunded groups are encouraged to apply.

  • Honoraria: Selected artists will receive a commission of $500.


Submissions will be reviewed by a Selection Committee consisting of representatives of Newton Community Pride and the City of Newton, residents, business owners, and public art/placemaking enthusiasts.

Selection Criteria: The Selection Committee will use the following criteria in the selection process:

  • Design presentation, creativity, and visual impact (Is the Design engaging and high quality in concept? Is the Design interesting and unique?)

  • “Snapability”: (Will the Design engage and encourage people to take photos?)

  • Connection to a broad range of people/communities (Will a broad range of people connect with the Design? Or will it bring new ideas to people about our City?)