I SEE IT.
Designing a new state flag offers Utahns the chance to talk about who we are now. It’s a chance to talk about the symbols and colors that represent our shared identity. Together, we can design a 21st-century flag to represent a 21st-century state.
Public Flag Submissions Open January 19th!
HOW DO YOU SEE UTAH?
Tell us what you think makes Utah, Utah. Through surveys, workshops, public library and school toolkits, we are listening to residents of all ages tell us about the symbols and colors and places that represent Utah.
Take The Survey
Beginning January 19th, send us your flag design ideas. We invite everyone to submit flag designs to help us identify resonant themes and colors.
Principles of good flag design*
- Keep it simple. Create a design that anyone can draw from memory.
- Use meaningful symbolism. Images, colors should relate to symbols.
- Use basic colors. Draw from the standard color set.
- No lettering or seals. Writing can’t be read at a distance.
- Be distinctive. What would make Utah’s flag stand out?
Examples of Great Flag Design
Uses the familiar red, white and blue colors of the American flag; highlights one white star on a blue block to symbolize the Lone Star State nickname.
Adopted by the Congress of the Republic of Texas in 1839.
The red and yellow colors represent Puebloans and old Spain; the design spotlights an ancient sun symbol, which is sacred to the state's Zia Indians.
Adopted in 1925.
Blue stripes represent Colorado’s skies, while white signifies snow-tipped Rocky Mountains, and the red “C” suggests the state's red-rock scenery.
Adopted in 1911.