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The CMA is offering quick, 30-minute Spark Tours of Salvador Dalí’s Fantast
Inspired by September 2016 presenter and flag design expert, Ted Kaye, the Columbia Design League has launched a design competition to re-imagine the City of Columbia flag. Adoped in 1912, the current City of Columbia flag features the city seal over a solid blue background. To the left of the seal is a cornstalk and to the right is a spray of cotton.
The current flag is rarely displayed in non-governmental locations. With a government seal and outdated imagery, it doesn’t represent our city’s residents nor does it follow the principles of good flag design.
A new design can:
The Columbia Design League, in partnership with One Columbia for Arts and History, is collecting design submissions from the public for a new city flag. As a public art initiative, design entries become part of the public domain. No organization will profit from the flag design and the elements of the design will be available to the public to use and repurpose.
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Submissions will be accepted through April 10, 2017. From the submissions, 10 finalist designs will be selected for public input. Based on public input and with support from flag experts with the North American Vexillological Association, a jury of stakeholders and design experts will recommend a final design to be presented to the Mayor and City Council for adoption as the official new flag of the City of Columbia.
An honorarium of $2,000.00, established by the Columbia Design League and Columbia Flag and Sign Company, will be presented to winning flag designer.
Email email@example.com to submit a design or ask a question.