(Columbus) Residents of Columbus will soon get a chance to put their mark on the downtown area. The Columbus City Council recently approved a contest to design street pole banners to adorn the 35 light poles located in the city’s downtown. Brought about by the Columbus Historic Landmark and Preservation Commission’s Downtown Beautification Task Force, the contest is the result of a donation from Bob and Janet Groh. The $10-thousand-dollar donation was specifically earmarked for the purchase of decorative banners for the downtown area. Open to all Columbus residents, business owners, and K-12 Columbus school children, the contest will follow the theme of “What does Columbus mean to you?” Submissions for the banner artwork can be in the form of a painting, photography, collage, printmaking, fiber arts or other mediums as long as the design embodies the theme. The Downtown Beautification Task Force will be accepting submissions via the city’s website at www.cityofcolumbuswi.com with a deadline for submissions of March 1, 2019.