Ann Arbor residents have the opportunity to express their creativity to represent their city. The city of Ann Arbor has invited the community to participate in a flag-designing competition.
Residents of all ages are encouraged to submit a design to show their pride for the city that they live in. Six finalists will each receive $200 and an overall winner will receive an additional $500.
The winning flag design will become a permanent fixture of the community, flying over Larcom City Hall and other City facilities.
Finalists will be selected by a panel of judges, led by Mayor Christopher Taylor.
Beginning Friday, Nov. 10, the community will have the opportunity to provide input online and at Larcom City Hall. The panel will consider this community input when selecting a winning design.
“A successful City flag expresses and enhances community identity and pride,” Taylor said in a press release. “It builds togetherness and beautifies our civic spaces, our homes and probably a laptop or two. I’m excited to see the amazing ideas Ann Arbor residents have for this effort and am certain that the choice is going to be incredibly difficult.”
Designs must be submitted by 5 p.m, Friday, Nov. 3. The winner will be announced in January 2024.
Eligible designs are simple enough that they can be drawn from memory, have meaningful symbolism, are distinct and avoid duplicating other flags, have no lettering or seals and use only two or three basic colors.
Entrants are encouraged to provide a short explanation of the symbolism used in the design to help the judges and the public understand its meaning.
Submissions may be made online; dropped off at the Ann Arbor Customer Service Center, Larcom City Hall first floor, 301 E. Huron St.; or mailed to:
City of Ann Arbor
C/O Ann Arbor Public Art Commission Flag Contest
301 E. Huron St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48104