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City Flag Contest Entry Form


  2. Include symbols, colors, concept, and any other relevant information.

  3. Scan the completed and signed entry form, and attach the PDF file here.

  4. Upload your design as a PDF, jpeg, or PNG file here. Only one design can be entered per form, with a maximum of 3 entries per person.

  5. Design Entry Guidelines

    • Contest entry is free.
    • You must submit your flag design entry in digital (PDF, PNG or JPEG) format or physical format (paper card).
    • Each design entry should be in the standard US Flag 1:1.67 proportion, 5 inches tall x 3 inches wide.
    • Your design entry must be your original work and must not include, be based on, or derived from any pre-existing or third-party designs, trademarks, or copyrighted images, although elements of the City of Manhattan logo may be used.
    • Each entry may only contain one design. You may submit up to three different design entries.
    • You must complete and submit the City of Manhattan Flag Design Contest Entry Form with each entry.
    • Your entry must be received by 5:00 PM on Friday, March 29, 2019 to be eligible for consideration. The City of Manhattan is not responsible for entries that are lost, overlooked, damaged or not received by the contest deadline.
    • Your flag design entry will be judged based upon the North American Vexillological Association’s (NAVA) Five Basic Principles of Flag Design
  6. Five Basic Principles of Flag Design

    Please refer to

    1. Keep it Simple: The flag should be so simple that a child could draw it from memory.
    2. Use symbols meaningful to the City of Manhattan: The flag's images, colors, or patterns should relate to what it symbolizes.
    3. Use 2-3 basic colors: Limit the number of colors on the flag to three, which contrast well and come from the standard color set (red, blue, green, black, yellow, and white)
    4. No lettering or seals: Never use writing of any kind or an organization's seal
    5. Be distinctive or be related to the City of Manhattan: Avoid duplicating other flags, but use similarities to show connections.
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