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Official Competition Now Open to Design City of Ann Arbor Flag

Sep 10, 2023

The City of Ann Arbor opened the official design competition for a new City flag on September 8, 2023. Entries will be accepted until 5:00 PM on Friday, November 3, 2023.

Mayor Christopher Taylor will lead a panel of judges to choose the new design. Each of the six finalists will be awarded $200, with the overall winner receiving an extra $500.

For more information, visit the City website:
https://www.a2gov.org/departments/public-services/Pages/Ann-Arbor-Flag-Redesign-Contest.aspx

From the City’s website:

To be eligible, designs must align with the following criteria:

  • Simple enough that it could be drawn from memory
  • Have meaningful symbolism
  • Be distinct and avoid duplicating other flags
  • Have no lettering or seals
  • Use only two or three basic colors

To help the public and the judges, entrants are encouraged to provide a short explanation of symbolism used in the design.