Manhattan officials have announced on the City website that seven finalists have been selected from 120 design submissions in the City’s new flag design contest. You can vote on your favorite concept either online or in person at city hall. Only one entry is allowed from each computer IP address and only one ballot per person can be otained at the customer service window.
To cast a vote online, please visit www.cityofmhk.com/flag. or to fill out a paper ballot in person, go to the customer service window at City Hall, located at 1101 Poyntz Avenue.
The final designs are based on submissions from six artists including Kim Medvid, Jordan Peters, Ben Chmiel, Sarah Snyder, Jackson Andre, and Troy Henningson.
The concepts were inspired by the natural beauty of the Flint Hills, Manhattan’s location at the confluence of the Big Blue and Kansas Rivers, the Kansas State Motto “ad astra per aspera,” as well as the prosperity and unique heritage of the city. Each flag also has a distinctive and meaningful symbolism.