Youth Santaquin City Flag Design Contest

Youth Santaquin City Flag Design Contest

Age: Youth up to 18 years

Date: Submit designs by September 11 to the Recreation Office, 190 South 400 West.

How to Enter: Submissions must be original creations. Multiple entries are permitted and welcome! Entrant information will be requested at the time of submission. Once designs are submitted you will be giving the right of use to Santaquin City.

Voting: Online public voting will be available September 15 – 30. The top 5 will be reviewed by the City Council in a future meeting (TBA).

Winner: Will be recognized in a City Council meeting and design will become the official flag of Santaquin City!

Flag Design Considerations:

In looking for a new flag for Santaquin City, leaders looked to experts for what a good flag design looks like.

The Five Basic Principles of Flag Design

  1. Keep It Simple
    The flag should be so simple that a child can draw it from memory.
  2. Use Meaningful Symbolism
    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.
  4. No Lettering or Seals
    Never use writing of any kind or an organization’s seal.
  5. Be Distinctive or Be Related
    Avoid duplicating other flags, but use similarities to show connections.

For more information on flag design principles read Ted Kaye’s Good Flag Bad Flag, or watch the Ted Talk “Why city flags may be the worst-designed thing you’ve never noticed.” Please note, the Ted Talk contains some Adult Language, but is a good source of context for city flags and flag design.

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