Orlando flag contest finalists announced

Vote on your favorite design through April 17

ORLANDO, Fla. – Nearly 1,000 entries were received for the Orlando flag redesign contest and now it's up to Central Floridians to vote for their favorite design.

City leaders announced a call for submissions in February, urging locals and beyond to overhaul the current flag design, which features the Lake Eola fountain nestled between towering skyscrapers on a blue-and-white background.

The 950-plus hand drawn designs have been whittled down to the top 10 and voting is open until April 17.

The designs are all simple, as per the contest rules, and use only two or three primary colors. Swans, Lake Eola, stars, sunshine and citrus are seen in several of the designs.

Voters can click on each design to see a brief description explaining the symbolism behind the artist's creation before casting a ballot.

Visit CityofOrlando.net/flag to vote on which design you'd like to see displayed on the flag for the City Beautiful.

Unfortunately, the designs anchors Ginger Gadsden and Matt Austin sketched didn't make it to the finals, but you can still vote on them below.


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