A City flag is meant to elevate community pride and represent the history and culture of our unique community – to show who we are and who we want to be as a City.
When creating your City flag design, you are encouraged to take a look at the North American Vexillological Association for guidance. The Flag Initiative Committee's decision will be based on five (5) principles of flag design that can be found in "Good" Flag, "Bad Flag" Guidelines (PDF). While these are not "rules", deviation from the following guidelines should be made with purpose:
When submitting your design, you must tell us why you chose the elements of your flag design and how they represent the City of Norwich. Other resources to help you with your design are the 2015 TED Talk by Radio Host Roman Mars , "Vexillum" June 2020 issue (PDF) and "Guiding Principles on Flag Design" (PDF).
The flag design is open to everyone, both adults and children. You do not have to be a City of Norwich resident to submit a design, but residency may be a factor in selection of the final decision.
Designs can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to City of Norwich, Attn: Historian, One City Plaza, Norwich, NY 13815.
If you would like to be a member of the Flag Initiative Committee, please contact Agnes Eaton at email@example.com or call 607-334-1201. The committee will consist of a total of 7 to 10 volunteer members. The duties of the committee will consist of attending a few meetings, assist in promotion of the initiative, review design submissions and make recommendations.