Urbana Flag Design Competition

Engage through expression.

Change through design.

Influence through art.

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The Urbana Flag Design Competition showcases the creativity of residents, visitors, & artists in the Urbana area. Combining the area’s density of design talent with its engaged community will result in flag designs that represent Urbana’s history, landscape & cultural vibrancy.

After the September 30th deadline, a committee will choose the final 30 designs to be judged publicly on Oct. 6th.

 The 5 overall winning designs from that night will be made into flags and displayed at future Urbana First Fridays. Winning designs may be used for Imbibe Urbana promotional material and products in conjunction with the designers.

Note: This is an “unofficial” flag design competition. There is no expectation that any design will be adapted as Urbana’s official flag… (but who knows?!)

Submissions begin July 7th.

Deadline: Sept 30th at 10pm.

To Submit Electronically: 

Email up to three designs in 12x18in PDF, JPEG, or PNG format to:


Include in the body of the email:

  • Name

  • Contact information (Phone number & preferred email)

  • Age

  • Occupation

  • Official City of Residence (Beyond C-U is fine!!)

  • School (if applicable)

  • Whether you make over $1000 a year as a graphic designer/artist (YES OR NO)

The information will not be made public; it will qualify you for certain award categories.

To Submit Hard Copies: 

Drop off up to three designs in 8.5x11in or 11x17in format to:

Urbana – Spark Museum & Play Cafe

142 Lincoln Square, Urbana, IL 61801

Monday-Saturday 10-7, Sunday 1-5


Champaign – Weiskamp Screenprinting

312 S Neil St, Champaign, IL 61820

Monday-Friday 9:30-5:30, Saturday 10-2

Fill out the submission form provided at the location and paper clip it to your submission.

By submitting designs to this contest, designers agree to allow Imbibe Urbana to make promotional material and products from submitted designs and split the profits of those products evenly between the designer and the fund for Urbana First Fridays.

 Email Kristin at UrbanaFlagDesign@gmail.com with any questions!

Remember! Awards Ceremony Oct 6th!

Submissions after the deadline will not be accepted.