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Burlington Is Asking Residents To Submit Designs For A New City Flag

Sep 07, 2017

Burlington is asking residents to submit designs for a new city flag.

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The design should capture the "spirit and character" of the Burlington community, according to submission guidelines posted by Burlington City Arts.

Mayor Miro Weinberger said in a statement that the new flag would be used at municipal buildings and special events.

Only Burlington residents and business owners are eligible for the contest, and designs must be submitted online at burlingtoncityarts.org/btvflag before October 15. After a public vote, the winning flag will be shown at the First Night celebration on New Year's Eve.

The current flag was designed in 1990 by Cara Wick, then an eighth-grade student, according to Burlington City Arts. The flag is a multicolored collection of images, including a dove, a globe, evergreen trees, a lamp and Lake Champlain.

The city of Montpelier also recently redesigned its flag after being featured in a TED Talk about badly-designed city flags by podcast host Roman Mars.