Hoist a Flag to Raise Community Spirits
Our Sudden Valley community is filled with an abundance of natural beauty and comprised of many incredible neighbors. What better way to bring the best of our community and creativity together than by having a flag we can call our own? A visual symbol that may represent our past, present, and future, created by one of our community members. Now’s the time to bring that to fruition. The Sudden Valley Community Association is holding a contest, open to all ages, to design our very own community flag.
How it will work:
A panel of staff and volunteers will select the top 10 submissions. Flags will go out to a community vote, and the winner will be announced once all votes have been tallied. Their flag design will be produced and hung at the Administration office. The winner will have their photo taken for The Views complete with a write-up of their flag explanation and design process.
- Entries must be submitted to email@example.com
- Entries must be received by June 1, 2020.
- Designs must be submitted in a 5:3 ratio
- Designs must be easily reproducible for production purposes. Please avoid using textures and complicated illustrations.
- Designs featuring copyrighted imagery cannot be accepted.
- Entries must include a write-up describing your flag’s meaning.
Flag Design Protips from the ‘Five Basic Principles of Flag Design’ by the North American Vexillological Association:
1. KEEP IT SIMPLE
A child should be able to draw it from memory.
2. USE MEANINGFUL SYMBOLISM
The flag’s images, colors, or patterns should relate to what it symbolizes.
3. USE 2-3 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.
This idea was suggested by a Sudden Valley teen, and we are delighted to bring this positive activity to the community!