Official City Flag

The City of Galveston's Cultural Arts Commission accepted design proposals for a new city flag and curated the top 10 selections. The Commission, residents and Council weighed in on the earlier selections and has narrowed that choice to three.

Below are the top three proposals. When making your selection, we ask that you consider these principals for what constitutes a good flag.

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 or 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. (source:

Voting begins July 1 and will continue through the end of July. Please select only your top choice and provide your first and last name. The form has been configured to accept only one vote per IP address.

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