MAY 20, 2019 ANNOUNCEMENT: The Competition Sponsors are delighted to announce the three Awardees selected by the seven-member Competition Panel and public vote from the 607 Submissions, and the Department of City Planning Director Marisa Lago’s choice for the City’s new official POPS logo. The Panel and public vote also selected two additional logos as “Notable Mentions.” View the Awardees and Director’s choice below!

See additional details about the Awardees and Notable Mentions by clicking the “View Awardees” tab above.

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The New York City Privately Owned Public Space (POPS) Logo Design Competition was held to solicit a design for a new POPS logo that may be featured on signage at over 550 POPS located across the city. A new POPS logo would be seen by millions of residents, workers, and visitors on any given day and encourage the public to take full advantage of these valuable, but sometimes unknown, public spaces.

Advocates for Privately Owned Public Space, the New York City Department of City Planning, and The Municipal Art Society of New York joined forces to sponsor this design competition, with funding provided in part by Knoll.

• Was open to participants worldwide

• 607 Submissions were received.

• Three Awardees, including the City’s choice for the new official POPS logo, were announced May 20, 2019.

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Competition Awardees



Have a Seat

#572, "Have a Seat"
Submitted by Emma Reed

The Department of City Planning
Director's Choice for the Official POPS Logo!




More Than a Tree

#607, "More Than a Tree"
Submitted by Gensler NYC Brand Design Studio



#507, "Constellation"
Submitted by John Schettino


Sponsored By:

Advocates for Privately Owned Public Space
NYC Department of City Planning Logo
Municipal Art Society of New York

Funding Provided in Part By:

NYC Knoll Furniture Company Logo