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June 19, 2014

Search on for new design for city flag

NEWBURYPORT — City officials have called for entries in a contest to redesign the city flag.

The search for a new design is open to all, and a panel of judges will be assembled to select a winner.

Managing the program is Alex Bradley, a Newburyport native and a student at American University in Washington.

“The winning flag will be introduced at the city’s 250th anniversary party on Aug. 10,” said Bradley.

The judging committee will be composed of Mayor Donna Holaday and local artists.

Coordinator is Agnes Manning, former art teacher at the Nock Middle School.

Organizers say the design of the new flag, last altered in the 1970s, should be relatively simple and artistically attractive.

Symbols used must be unique to Newburyport’s heritage, and all design work must fit on a 3-by-5 foot flag.

Entries should “be creative and distinctive from other flags.”

Designs should be sent by July 15 and can be sent in a JPEG file to newburyportflags@gmail.com.

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