Design a county Flag for Herefordshire Competition

Design a Flag for Herefordshire Competition

Somebody from your community could be responsible for the winning design of Herefordshire’s official flag.

Over the past ten years nearly all the historic counties of England have acquired their own community flag. Herefordshire is one of just three exceptions. There are already some existing “Herefordshire flags” and a coat of arms. But this can only be flown with permission. And the flags you might have seen were chosen only by their designers and aren’t official.

The Design a Flag for Herefordshire Competition will not only give us a great opportunity to celebrate together everything we love about our county but ultimately will ensure that we get our own flag, free for all to fly anywhere, forever more.

Every entry will be seen and judged by a panel. The best entries will be short-listed and then the people of Herefordshire will decide the winner. The winning entry will be officially registered as the county flag, credited to the designer, and make its debut at an unveiling celebration in the city.

There is no fee and anyone can enter (though under-16s will need parent/guardian/adult consent). Full rules and guidelines are now available, with entries being accepted from 1st March with a closing date of 15th April 2019. The short list and eventual winner will be announced in the summer.

To compliment the competition, a series of FREE high-quality creative workshops will be taking place across Herefordshire, where the professional artists will be taking ‘Pride in Herefordshire’ as their creative stimulus and will guide participants through creative exploration of varying media.

Workshops are open to all ages.

Date Venue Address Time Workshop
Mon 18 Feb Hereford Cider Museum Pomona Place HR4 0EF 10.30-13.30 Make hand-modelled & low-relief decorated clay bunting
12.30-15.30 Design & compose artwork on coloured signwriters vinyl
Tues 19 Feb Halo Bromyard Centre Cruxwell Street HR7 4EB 11.30-14.30 Draw with scissors & make paper collage flags
13.30-16.30 Print with lino blocks & make hand-held flags
Thurs 21 Feb The Ryefield Centre Ross-on-Wye HR9 7QD 10.30-13.30 Design & compose artwork on coloured signwriters vinyl
12.30-15.30 Make hand-modelled & low-relief decorated clay bunting
Fri 22 Feb National Trust Berrington Hall Leominster HR6 0DW 10.30-13.30 Make coil-decorated clay pots & slab plaque flags
12.30-15.30 Design & compose artwork on coloured signwriters vinyl
Tues 26 Feb The Kington Centre 64 Bridge Street HR5 3DJ 10.30-13.30 Make map art & treasure boxes with drawing, printmaking & collage
Fri 1 Mar The Masters House Ledbury HR8 1EA 10.30-13.30 Print with textile paint & handmade stencils to create a flag
12.30-15.30 Make hand-modelled & low-relief decorated clay bunting
Fri 8 Mar The Hub @ Peterchurch St. Peter’s Church HR2 0RT 10.30-13.30 Make coil-decorated clay pots & slab plaque flags

For further details and enquiries regarding the competition and workshops please email:

herefordshireflag@gmail.com  

To download guidelines and the entry form visit:

www.the-shire.co.uk/herefordshireflag

 

The project has received grants from the Friends of Herefordshire Museums and Arts and Herefordshire’s a Great Place

The competition is being administered by ignite cic and managed by The Herefordshire Flag Committee

(which includes representatives of Herefordshire Cultural Partnership’s Strategic Board,

Herefordshire Council, the Flag Institute and ignite cic.)