A local contest is challenging Lincoln residents to reimagine the city’s flag.
The Lincoln chapter of the American Marketing Association and the Lincoln Young Professionals Group announced a contest to redesign Lincoln’s flag on Flag Day, which was observed Monday.
The existing design, which was adopted in 1932, includes depictions of the state Capitol, corn and wheat against a blue background.
The contest is open to anyone in Nebraska. Those interested will be able to submit their design on the AMA Lincoln website from July 1 to Aug. 1. The website lists additional criteria for the contest, according to a news release, and the contest is limited to one submission per person.
A committee of community representatives will judge the contest and cash prizes will be awarded to the designers of the top three flag designs.
The top three designs will also be released for public comment. The committee will then use public feedback to help choose one design to propose to the City of Lincoln.
“Our vibrant community deserves an equally vibrant symbol of who Lincoln is — past, present and future,” said Whitney Hansen, the marketing group’s Lincoln president. “The time is right to unite the community through the process of designing and selecting a new flag to showcase our city. Our city flag should be our rallying cry and a visual representation of Lincoln — something people are excited to show off in their offices, on their baseball caps, and in our city.”
More information: Beginning July 1 at AMALincoln.org/ReFlagLNK and updates will be provided regularly via Facebook and Twitter (@ReFlagLNK), also launching in July.