Five months after the window for submissions closed, the people behind the Evansville Flag Competition have narrowed the entries down to 21 finalists and are leaving it up to you to determine which one will proudly fly as the city's next official flag.
What is the Evansville Flag Competition?
The competition was created by four Perry Heights Middle School students earlier this year after the first attempt to replace the city's flag by a group called the Evansville Flag Project fell through. That project started in August 2020 and after narrowing it down to four finalists, organizers announced they were pausing the project after being told by city officials the designs produced were "not supported by the City of Evansville."
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Organizers offered the project's "vast knowledge base, resources, and/or details" of the experience to anyone interested in starting their own competition. Whether or not the student group from Perry Heights took them up on that offer is unknown.
Vote on Your Favorite Design
The competition announced on its Facebook page it is now time for you to "pick up the flag" (my words, not theirs) and run with it by voting for your favorite finalist. Here's a look at each design:
To vote for your favorite, text the word, EFLAG followed by the flag number to 844-812-0033. So, for example, if think Flag 15 should be the winner, text EFLAG15. If number four is your favorite, text EFLAG4.
The voting window closes on December 4th, 2023 at 8:12 PM.
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