Friday, 30 March 2012

Black Country Flag competition

Flags have been around for thousands of years. They were first used for military purposes but have evolved into powerful symbols to represent the unique identity of countries, teams, royal houses, people, places and organizations. They are now regularly used commercially as promotional emblems to denote amongst other things, culture, pride and heritage. 

2012, with the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the London Olympics, offers a great opportunity for flag waving, and the Parliamentary Flags & Heraldry Committee is actively encouraging communities and regions to develop their own flags to celebrate these significant national events. At present there is no flag registered for the Black Country, yet this is a region with a strong identity. This competition, launched by the Black Country Living Museum, gives you the chance create the flag for the Black Country. The winning design will be registered as the official flag of the region and will be used locally, nationally and internationally to:
• Boost our regional identity 
• Celebrate the nationally important and significant heritage of our area
• Express our pride and distinctive character
• Promote our unique environment and its place in the modern world

There will be a public vote to select the winner
Download the competition details and entry form by clicking here

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