Manchester city flag competition down to 3 finalists
MANCHESTER — A competition to select the next flag that will represent the Queen city is down to three finalists.
At City Hall on Saturday, a panel of judges narrowed 288 Manchester Waves Flag Contest entries down to three finalists.
Prior to the judging session, judges studied the five basic principles to create an outstanding flag and underwent a training session with Ted Kaye, author of Good Flag, Bad Flag, a pamphlet designed for The North American Vexillological Association, which is an organization dedicated to the study of flag history and symbolism.
The contest was announced in February 2017, and entries were submitted from people across the globe to middle school students from Manchester classrooms.
The three finalists are Megan Roy, of Manchester, Peter Raiche, of Manchester, and Brian Gallagher, of North Bethesda, Maryland, who was a Manchester resident from 1983-2006.
The final designs are pictured below, and the winner will be selected via a non-binding referendum on the November election ballot.
To learn more about the contest, visit www.mhtflag.com.