Ogden offering $1,000 for the winning design of a new official city flag
OGDEN — Submissions for a new official Ogden City flag design are being accepted to replace the old banner, which fell into disuse when the municipality launched its “Still Untamed” rebranding six years ago.
The Ogden City Flag Design Committee is looking for designs that represent the history, culture and community Ogden, and the winner will be awarded $1,000, according to a city council news release.
Submissions will be accepted until July 15. Design guidelines and the submission form are available at ogdencity.com/flag.
The flag committee will present three options to the city council, which will adopt a new city flag, probably this fall, the release said.
“We’re excited to see the community’s ideas for a new flag,” Council Chair Ben Nadolski said in a prepared statement. “It will be a symbol that represents Ogden for years to come. The significance of this project is big, and we hope people will recognize that and participate.”
Council spokesperson Brandon Garside said Tuesday that when the city in 2016 launched its comprehensive “Ogden, Utah, Still Untamed” branding campaign, the old city flag “kind of went away.” The old flag was centered with a golden spike, evoking Ogden’s railroad history and the joining on the Transcontinental Railroad at Promontory Summit in 1869.
The idea for generating a new flag came when council personnel attended a conference and saw examples of effective city flags, according to Garside.
“We want to have a symbol that represents the community that the city is proud to have,” Garside said.