City of Burlington Launches Competition to Design a new City Flag

Burlington, Vt. - The city of Burlington is looking for your help in designing a new flag for the city.

Burlington’s City Arts has launched a competition to get ideas for the new flag.  Folks have until October 15 to send designs, a committee will pick the finalists, public voting will start on October 20 and end on November 20.  The winning flag will be unveiled during First Night on December 31 at City Hall.

According to a media release, the following requirements must be met to submit a design.

  • · Your submission must be in a JPEG or GIF format.
  • · The design should follow the Five Basic Principles of Flag Design.
  • · You can submit one design. More than one submission will not be considered.
  • · You must be a resident of Burlington or Burlington business owner.
  • · Designs must be original.
  • · Designs must be positive in spirit.
  • · Designs with religious symbols will not be considered.
  • · Designs construed as hateful, defamatory, or discriminatory will not be considered.
  • · Designs with references to alcohol, drugs, or illicit activities will not be considered.
  • · Anonymous submissions forfeit any right to any honorarium.
  • · In the event of significantly similar or identical designs, the artists' statements will be considered in the scoring. Should the artists' statements also reflect a significantly similar design process, the first design submitted will be considered.

Officials say the winner of the flag design will get a $250 honorarium, one-year membership to Burlington City Arts, and a flag of their design.

"A great city deserves a great flag to mark its municipal buildings and special events," said Mayor Miro Weinberger.

"I'm excited to see what the public creates in the months ahead," added Weinberger.

Officials had announced the project in January redesign the flag as a way to update and capture the spirit of the community.

Click here to enter a design for the new flag.


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