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Leicestershire Flag vote

Voting ran from Monday 16 November to Sunday 29 November in the BBC Radio Leicester-run competition to choose a flag for Leicestershire – the last historic English county to enter the UK Flag Registry. View the shortlisted designs here. And watch out for the announcement of the winner!    

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World Series of Flags: Penkhull cockerel crows again

The World Series of Flags has its first winner. After a record Twitter vote, Penkhull scooped the British, European and World titles. The Stoke-on-Trent community narrowly defeated Tiree for the crown of most popular community flag. Congratulations to two great flags – Penkhull‘s cockerel and Tiree‘s ‘Sun of Barley’. And thanks, too, to all who […]

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Skye Flag - light blue field, yellow Scandinavian cross and interlaced white circle, with a yellow birlinn in the canton

Skye Flag unveiled

The first-ever official Skye Flag was unveiled in Portree on Monday 24 August 2020. The winning flag was chosen after a 15-month design competition that attracted 369 entries – including 200 from local schoolchildren – and over 7,000 votes cast through the West Highland Free Press and its website. Its designer, 9-year-old Calum Alasdair Munro, […]

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Maryhill Flag competition

The Glasgow district of Maryhill has launched a competition to design a community flag representing the unique character of this proud part of the city. Individuals, schools and community groups can all create proposals for a ‘Flag for Maryhill’. The winning flag will be free to use and available to all. To download a competition […]

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World Series of Flags

Flag Twitter polls go truly international in the inaugural World Series of Flags, hosted jointly by @FlagInstitute, @VexillologyI, @Vexillologie, @DrapeauxSFV, @FlagsMarch. Flags from England, France, Ireland, Scotland, USA and Wales go head to head from Monday 3 August 2020. Each poll in the World Series of Flags lasts 24 hours. The winners of the twelve […]

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FA Cup of Flags: Penkhull triumphs

A close-fought final to the inaugural FA Cup of Flags ended in triumph for Penkhull (Stoke-on-Trent). Penkhull defeated 35 rivals to secure the proud title of most popular community flag in England and Wales. After big-city Preston took an early lead, the villagers clawed their way back to take 52 per cent of the poll. […]

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Vote now in the FA Cup of Flags!

The FA Cup of Flags is here! Check out the Flag Institute Twitter poll, #FACupOfFlags – a prestigious competition to identify the UK Flag Registry‘s top flags. From the comfort of your bedroom – covered wall to wall in flags – flag nerd in isolation or sports fan missing your competitive fix, you know you […]

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Cover drive

The Flag Institute makes the pages of the latest (5 February 2020) issue of Country Life! As well as its usual property, interior design, gardening and cookery articles, the magazine boasts a full-colour cover featuring county flags, plus a seven-page article by Eleanor Doughty. Extensively quoted are the Flag Institute’s own Communities Vexillologist, Philip Tibbetts, […]

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Leicestershire Competition + Langwathby and Hebridean updates

Leicestershire – the last historic English county without a community flag – has launched a design competition through BBC Radio Leicester, and the Flag Institute looks forward to the county taking its rightful place in the UK Flag Registry. The closing date for entries is Friday 28 February 2020. If you wish to submit a […]

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Skye Flag competition

A hugely successful Skye Flag competition attracted a total of 369 entries – mainly from Skye but also from India, Portugal, USA and France. Six finalists were selected on 31 January 2020 and subsequently went to public vote. View more about the competition here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Ay-kIFsCpM. The winning flag was raised for the first time at […]

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