Draw the Districts – Tacoma Map Finalists

Update: Congratulations to Lydia Williams, our Draw the Districts Map Contest winner!! Be sure to keep an eye out for her masterpiece online at Experience Tacoma and out and about in the city!


Last month we hit the streets and the world wide web with our Draw the Districts campaign, an art contest sponsored by M Agency and Experience Tacoma, calling on local designers and artists to create a unique version of Tacoma’s 15 Neighborhood Business Districts. The winning map is expected to be the new face of Experience Tacoma’s brand, landing on our homepage and social media accounts along with future merchandise and print marketing materials. Overall it will become a useful and aesthetic resource for exploring and experiencing Tacoma!

The maps we received were packed with creativity, from watercolor and hand drawn designs to the clever spin of typewriter font and small business illustrations atop a basic Tacoma outline. The feedback from artists aligned perfectly with Experience Tacoma’s mission and reaffirmed our purpose behind the initiation and future of the map creations. But don’t take our word for it …

“My name is Lydia Williams and I am 15 years old. Next year I will be a junior attending the Science and Math Institute. I loved making this art piece because it taught me about all the different, unique districts that make up Tacoma. I have lived here my whole life and never knew much about Tacoma’s history. This contest helped me learn about Tacoma’s schools, art, and all the other things that are apart of Tacoma. Thank you!”

Help decide the winner by following us on Facebook or Instagram to the finalist post and liking or commenting in honor of your favorite!