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World Series of Flags – Penkhull’s 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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Official Skye Flag Raised

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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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 the property, interior design, gardening and cookery articles which are the magazine’s staple, there’s a full-colour cover featuring county flags and a seven-page article by Eleanor Doughty. Extensively quoted are the Flag Institute’s own Communities Vexillologist, […]

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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 competition to design a flag for Skye 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 will go to public vote in the next couple of months. View a video about work on Skye […]

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UK Flag Registrations – Herefordshire, Isle of Purbeck, Marden, Wadhurst

Recent months have seen several community flags registered in the Flag Institute’s UK Flag Registry, with a warm welcome to Herefordshire, the Isle of Purbeck, and two villages – Marden and Wadhurst. Follow the links below to view the successful flags: Herefordshire https://www.flaginstitute.org/wp/flags/herefordshire/ Purbeck https://www.flaginstitute.org/wp/flags/isle-of-purbeck/ Marden https://www.flaginstitute.org/wp/flags/marden-herefordshire/ Wadhurst https://www.flaginstitute.org/wp/flags/wadhurst-sussex/

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3 Hebridean Flag Competitions

Entries can now be submitted to a competition launched to find flags for Eriskay, Benbecula and North Uist and will be accepted until the closing date on 7th June 2019. It is believed this is the first time three distinct communities have come together to run competitions in parallel, with the process co-ordinated through a […]

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