Coming Soon!

Check back on Friday, June 28 for an update.

The City of Toledo, in partnership with the Arts Commission, is announcing a call for entries for proposed redesigns of the Toledo flag.

This initiative aims to engage the community in reimagining the city's visual identity and unify residents around a flag that reflects Toledo's spirit and values.

A Design Review Board (DRB) composed of community members and design experts will be selected to guide the redesign process. The DRB will meet before the launch of the submission portal to finalize process details and ensure a transparent and inclusive process.

Individuals must reside in the City of Toledo to participate in this redesign effort. Design submissions will remain anonymous throughout the process, ensuring a fair and unbiased evaluation of each entry.

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Principles of Good Flag Design

  1. Keep It Simple. The flag should be so simple that a child can draw it from memory.
  2. Use Meaningful Symbolism. The flag's images, colors, or patterns should relate to what it symbolizes.
  3. Use 2 or 3 Basic 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. Avoid duplicating other flags.

Timeline

June 28, 2024

Submission portal opens.

August 28, 2024

Submissions due.

Late Summer

The design review board will review eligible submissions and narrow the pool down to approximately 40 semi-finalists.

September 20, 2024

Semi-finalist designs will be displayed at Momentum and online for public input.

Fall

DRB will review public feedback and select 3 finalists for adoption.

January 7, 2025

New flag will be launched on Toledo's 188th birthday.