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Posted on: April 19, 2019

City Flag Contest Finalists to be Presented in May

photo of boy scouts raising flags in front of City Hall

(MANHATTAN, KS – April 17, 2019) A total of 122 designs were submitted for the Manhattan City Flag Contest by the March 29 deadline. The City of Manhattan’s Arts and Humanities Advisory Board is currently reviewing the artwork and will select three to five finalists based on the Five Principals of Flag Design, as outlined by the American Vexillogical Society https://nava.org/good-flag-bad-flag/.

In early to mid-May, the final designs will be presented to the public for a one-week voting period through the City’s website www.cityofmhk.com and in person at City Hall 1101 Poyntz Avenue.

“I’ve been impressed with the quality of work and inventiveness of the designs. Several common themes have popped up including the confluence of the Kansas and Big Blue Rivers, sunshine, and the rolling Flint Hills.  Not surprisingly, there were also quite a few apples,” says the City’s Public Information Officer Vivienne Uccello.

The winning design will be officially adopted by the Manhattan City Commission at the June 7 meeting and the new flag will be raised in front of City Hall as part of the June 14 Flag Day Celebration.

For more information, contact the City Manager’s Office at 785-587-2404 during regular business hours. Follow the City on Facebook cityofmanhattan, Twitter @cityofmhk, and Instagram cityofmanhattan.

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