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Posted on: October 1, 2020

City accepting design proposals for official flag

Galveston, TX – October 1, 2020 – Are you interested in shaping your city's history by developing the official city flag? 

 

The City of Galveston's Cultural Arts Commission is currently accepting design proposals for a new city flag and will send recommendations to the Galveston City Council in February of 2021. Residents will then have an opportunity to vote on their favorite flag. Once adopted by City Council, the final design will become the official flag of the City of Galveston and will fly at historic City Hall. 

 

Designers should email their submissions by November 7 to culturalarts@galvestontx.gov with the subject line: "(Your Name) Flag Proposal" and a 2X3 inch design. 

 

Please follow these five principals with the 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 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: http://nava.org/good-flag-bad-flag/)


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