When you think of the current flag for the City of Orlando, do you know what it looks like? If you’re not sure, then check it out below.
Soon, that design will be a thing of the past as the City of Orlando has initiated a contest for anyone with a touch of designer in them to come up with a new look for the flag.
Through Wednesday, March 22, 2017, anyone can create and submit their idea for a new design of the City of Orlando flag.
For the new flag, the City is seeking a design that follows the five principles of good flag design as outlined by the North American Vexillological Association, an organization devoted to the scientific and scholarly study of flags. These principles include:
1) Keep it simple.
2) Use meaningful symbolism.
3) Use two to three basic colors.
4) No lettering or seals.
5) Be distinctive or be related.
From the submissions received, ten designs will be selected as finalists by members of a Flag Design Committee, comprised of neighborhood leaders, members of the arts and design community, history enthusiasts and a flag design expert.
Those 10 designs will be voted on by the public, through the City’s website and at City Hall. Those results will go to the Flag Design Committee, who will ultimately determine the proposed flag design based on ranking to present to the Orlando City Council for a final vote and selection.
A complete listing of submission guidelines can be found on the City of Orlando’s website at cityoforlando.net/flag.