Deadline approaching for Falkirk area flag design competition

Time is running out for Falkirk district residents to win money by designing a flag for their home ward.

By Jonathon Reilly
Friday, 26th June 2020, 7:30 am

A design competition was launched by Provost Billy Buchanan in April to give those who live in the region a chance to show off their creativity during the coronavirus lockdown.

The deadline for entries is fast-approaching as submissions must be made by Tuesday, June 30.

The winners from each ward will have their flag put on public display in the Municipal Buildings, Falkirk for a month and an overall winner will be chosen by local historian Ian Scott to receive £100 in prize money.

Provost Billy Buchanan is giving Falkirk district residents a chance to win cash by designing a flag for their ward. Picture: Michael Gillen.

The areas are: Ward 1 (Bo’ness and Blackness); Ward 2 (Grangemouth); Ward 3 (Denny and Banknock); Ward 4 (Carse, Kinnaird and Tryst); Ward 5 (Bonnybridge and Larbert); Ward 6 (Falkirk North); Ward 7 (Falkirk South); Ward 8 (Lower Braes); and Ward 9 (Upper Braes).

Provost Buchanan said: “This is a competition open to anyone and is really for a bit of fun to beat the lockdown blues.

“We really want to see something that captures the real essence of your community but doesn’t need to be overly complicated.

“It’s open to all ages and experiences and we look forward to seeing the designs turned into actual flags to be placed on public display after the Covid-19 situation has passed.

“Entries are open now and we really look forward to seeing what our creative communities can come up with.”

Designs must be emailed to [email protected] along with a name and postal address.

The subject line should read ‘Lockdown Flag Competition’. You must be a resident in the ward you enter for.

Flags will be returned to competition winners following their display.

It is hoped winners will be chosen in July.

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