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19125 Bandit Sign Contest

If you live in the 19125 zip code, which includes Fishtown, parts of East Kensington and Flatiron, you have the chance to win an Amazon Kindle Fire color tablet!

You know you want one
Contest Rules

Signs may be collected starting today.  Final collection of bandit signs, both paper and Coroplast, will end on the Philadelphia Annual Spring Cleanup 2012 on Saturday April 14th, 2012.   The current collection point will be at East Huntington Street & East Thompson Street, also known as "Mount Wawa" during the Spring Clean up for the Olde Richmond Civic Association (ORCA).

  • This contest is independent of the Philadelphia Spring Cleanup, NKCDC or any other civic association or organization in the contest area.  Your participation in this contest is independent of all other non-profit groups participating in the Spring Cleanup.
    • You agree to only collect signs of the following mountings:
      • Utility poles
      • Street lights
      • Trees
      • Vacant, unoccupied land
      • Highway medians
  • You shall not use a ladder or other elevation aid to remove signs.  However, you may enlist the aid of poles or other utensils to dislodge signs affixed to utility poles.
  • You agree to not enter any occupied property for the purposes of collecting signs without the owner's permission.
  • Do wear heavy gloves and eye protection when removing signs with heavy nails!
Contest Entry

Contest entrants will present their signs at the assigned collection point at the corner of Huntingdon and Thompson street (behind Wawa) on the contest date (April 14, 2012 starting at 12:00PM noon).   Entries will continue to be accepted at this location until the ORCA cleanup ends.
Each contestant should submit their bundles of signs to be tallied and submit their name.  Points will be awarded at the collection site.

Winners will be announced at PBC Brewery and prizes awarded during the Spring Cleanup celebration!


  1. First Place: 
  2. Second Place:  $75
  3. Third Place: $50
  4. Fourth Place:  $25
Points for Coroplast signs:  5 pts
Points for paper-based signs:  2 pts
For any questions concerning the contest, please contact The Bandit Project at
Liability Stuff
As a participant ("Participant") in The 19125 Bandit Sign Contest ("Contest"), YOU HEREBY ASSUME ALL RISKS INVOLVED IN PARTICIPATION IN THE CONTEST.
PARTICIPANT HEREBY RELEASES, WAIVES, DISCHARGES AND COVENANT NOT TO SUE participants, promoters, sanctioning organization or any subdivision thereof, owners and leasees of the premises used to conduct said events, and each of them, all for the purposes herein referred to as ‘releasees’ from all liability to the undersigned, his/her personal representatives, assignees, heirs, and next of kin for any loss or damage on account of injury to person (including death) or property.
PARTICIPANT HEREBY AGREE TO INDEMNIFY, SAVE AND HOLD HARMLESS the releasees, and each of them, from any loss, liability, damage or cost they may incur due the presence of the undersigned in anyway while participating in any event and whether caused by the negligence of releasees or otherwise for losses, damages (including attorney's fees) which may be brought against me or against any of them by anyone claiming to be injured (including death) as a result of any injury caused by participant or injury to participant or the claimant's property which may occur as a result of Participant's participation.
PARTICIPANT EXPRESSLY AGREES that the foregoing release, waiver and indemnity agreement is intended to be as broad and inclusive as is permitted by law in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in which the event is conducted and that if any portion thereof is held invalid it is agreed that the balance shall continue in full force and effect.
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