Vote for the next pride tram
Vote for the next pride #AllAboard tram
Yarra Trams is inviting Victorians to have a say in its 2024 Pride Tram design.
Set to be unveiled in mid-December at the tram’s Home Depot in Melbourne, Victorians have until September 29 to choose from five designs that will wrap the Pride Tram.
Just in time for our 2024 Midsumma Pride March, the winning design will be wrapped around the Pride tram, with the artist receiving $5,000. The second-place design will be used to decorate a tram stop shelter near the Victorian Pride Centre, and the artist will win $3,000.
The Five Finalist Designs
The five finalist designs for this #AllAboard tram contest are as follows:
Public Gets To Vote
Continuing the tradition started last year, the public has been invited to participate.
Design submissions were accepted until mid-August. Once received they were looked over by a ten-judge panel made up of representatives from Yarra Trams as well as initiative partners Midsumma, JOY Media, Victorian Pride Centre, and the Department of Transport.
For the fourth consecutive year we’re partnering with Yarra Trams to rainbow up one of their trams to celebrate Melbourne’s diverse communities, get the word out about Midsumma Festival and support Yarra Trams #AllAboard project - which welcomes everyone from all walks of life aboard trams and the network.
Between 2021 to 2023 the #AllAboard tram was wrapped in the colours of the pride flags, and these expressions of joy and inclusion were cheered enthusiastically as they travelled down Fitzroy Street for Midsumma Pride March, as well as spreading the message of inclusion across all of Melbourne.
In 2023 we went a step further and asked the LGBTQIA+ artistic communities of Victoria to design the next #AllAboard tram.
The winning artist will receive $5,000 and have their tram design applied to the 2024 #AllAboard tram, with the runner up receiving $3,000 and their tram shelter design applied to a tram stop shelter on the Midsumma Pride March parade route.
This project is in partnership with Yarra Trams and Joy Media.