Ann Arbor Flag Design Contest


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​​The City of Ann Arbor is tapping the inspiration and skill of Ann Arbor residents to design a flag for the City, meant to encourage joy and civic pride in the community. The competition is open to city residents of all ages. Six finalists will each receive $200, while the overall winner will receive an additional $500. 

Designs must be submitted by 5 p.m., Friday, Nov. 3.

The Ann Arbor's flag competition is intended create a new design that will become a permanent fixture of the community, flying over Larcom City Hall and ​other City facilities.

A panel of judges, led by Mayor Christopher Taylor, will select the finalists. Finalist entries will be displayed online and at Larcom City Hall for community input, which will begin Friday, Nov. 10, 2023. The panel will consider this community input when selecting a winning design, which will be announced in January 2024.   

To be eligible, designs must follow the following criteria:

  • simple enough that it could be drawn from memory,

  • have meaningful symbolism,​

  • be distinct and avoid duplicating other flags,

  • have no lettering or seals, and

  • use only two or three basic colors.

          How to submit your design

          City of Ann Arbor
          C/O Ann Arbor Public Art Commission Flag Contest
          301 E. Huron St.
          Ann Arbor, MI 48104 ​

          Customer Service Center 
          Larcom City Hall, First Floor
          301 E. Huron St.​

          Legal disclosure: ​By submitting a design entry, participants give the City of Ann Arbor the absolute right and permission to (1) use all or part of the design in promotional materials or publicity efforts, including publications, print ads (such as billboards or posters), direct mail pieces, electronic or social media, or media campaigns, and (2) alter or modify the design as necessary for such use. Participants also release the City of Ann Arbor, its officers, employees, agents, contractors, and designees from liability for any violation of any personal or proprietary right in connection with such use. Participants also acknowledge that if selected as a finalist, they will be required to sign an agreement transferring full ownership of the design to the City, including copyright.​​