Orlando needs your help designing new city flag

News 6 anchors offer their suggestions

ORLANDO, Fla. – Many people don't know this, but Orlando has its very own flag.

Problem is, most locals have no idea what it looks like or that it even exists. City officials recognized this dilemma and are enlisting the public's help in designing a new flag that will resonate with the hundreds of thousands of people who call the City Beautiful home.

Anyone is welcome to enter the flag redesign contest. The rules are simple: Hand draw an original design on a 3x5 note card, include a 150-word explanation on the symbolism behind the creation and submit it before the contest ends on March 22.

Contest organizers are asking that participants keep the design simple by using only two to three basic colors and avoid implementing any letters or seals.

For anyone who's wondering, the current flag features Lake Eola as its centerpiece, surrounded by skyscrapers and palm trees on a half-white, half-blue background.

Vote in the News 6 poll then continue scrolling for instructions on how to submit your entry

Have an idea mind? Mail up to three submissions to:Orlando City Hall

Office of Communications and Neighborhood Relations
PO Box 4990
Orlando, Florida 32802 

Designs can also be dropped off at one of seven locations across the city:

Orlando City Hall
400 South Orange Avenue
Orlando, Florida 32802  

Lake Nona YMCA
9055 Northlake Parkway
Orlando, Florida 32827

Engelwood Neighborhood Center
6123 La Costa Drive
Orlando, Florida 32807  

Rosemont Neighborhood Center
4872 Rose Bay Drive
Orlando, Florida 32808  

Beardall Senior Center
800 South Delaney Avenue
Orlando, Florida 32801  

Jackson Neighborhood Center
1002 West Carter Street
Orlando, Florida 32805  

Smith Neighborhood Center
1723 Bruton Boulevard
Orlando, Florida 32805

Artists do not have to be current Orlando residents to enter. Full details and restrictions are available at www.cityoforlando.net/flag.


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