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Midway, Utah Flag Redesign Contest

It’s time Midway City got its own, amazing flag.


Watch this video first.

It’s super entertaining and totally worth your time. Notice: There’s some mild swearing.


The Five Basic Principles of a Good Flag

The five basic design principles of a good flag, as outlined by Ted Kaye, vexillologist (the study of flags) and author of Good Flag, Bad Flag, are as follows:

KEEP IT SIMPLE
The flag should be so simple that a child can draw it from memory.
USE MEANINGFUL SYMBOLISM
The flag’s images, colors, or patterns should relate to what it symbolizes.
USE TWO TO THREE BASIC COLORS
Limit the number of colors on the flag to three, which contrast well and come from the standard color set.
NO LETTERING OR SEALS
Never use writing of any kind or an organization’s seal.
BE DISTINCTIVE OR BE RELATIVE
Avoid duplicating other flags, but use similarities to show connections.

We Want Your Flag Designs! Here’s How:

We’re going to have some expert designers help us choose the top 5 flags from all the entries. Then, the community will choose the best from the top 5.

Step One: Use our design template to draw your flag

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You can use a computer to design a flag, but all you need is paper and some drawing tools.

Download and print our guide and use colored pencils, crayons, markers, etc to draw the flag in the space provided.

Step Two: Submit your design

Send us your file or photo of your drawing below. Designs must be submitted by June 1st, 2017. The final winner will be announced in July (we will provide updates).

Submit Your Design

Follow us on Instagram @midwayflag. We’ll post updates, entries and the final results
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