Vote Today On Redesign Of City’s Flag
The City of Orlando received more than 950 flag design submissions from around the globe since launching a City flag redesign competition in February.
From the submissions received, ten designs were 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.
The City would like to hear from residents on which designs they like best and have opened the competition up to the public for voting.
To vote, residents can visit www.cityoforlando.net/flag starting today, April 3 through Monday, April 17, 2017.
A person is allowed one vote per entry per day. Votes submitted more than once per entry per day will be excluded. Any fraudulent submissions will be excluded.
After voting concludes on April 17th at midnight, the Flag Design Review Committee will meet to review voting results and make their final recommendation to City Council.
North American Vexillological Association Flag Design Principles:
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:
- Keep it simple.
- Use meaningful symbolism.
- Use two to three basic colors.
- No lettering or seals.
- Be distinctive or be related.
Current City of Orlando Flag Information:
The City’s current flag, adopted by the Orlando City Council on June 2, 1980, was originally created through a design competition sponsored by the Orlando Kiwanis Club and the Council of Arts and Sciences. Some of the features of the current flag include five different colors, wording and five different unidentifiable buildings.by