City Flag

About the Cedar City Flag Redesign Project (2023)


Initiated by the Cedar City Youth Council in 2023, the youth council members were inspired by the 2023 Utah State Flag Redesign project and the impact it had across the state. Utah residents across all counties came together to design, select, and adopt a new flag. The youth council members discovered Cedar City's existing city flag and recognized that it could better represent the unique and timeless character of our community. With little to no historical information about the city's flag before 2023, they embarked on a Flag Redesign Project in the form of a community contest and accepted designs from Cedar City residents. A committee of local leaders narrowed down the 60+ submissions and passed their recommendations to the City Council, who then requested community feedback on the top 6 through a survey. The top flag design was selected and tailored over multiple weeks by the City Council and was then adopted on December 13, 2023.Cedar City Flag with yellow blue and whiteFINAL FLAG ADOPTED DECEMBER 13, 2023
Artist Name: Kenten Pope

Flag Description: This image depicts the basis of Festival City USA. It incorporates the pennant flags found in the current city logo in addition to the official city colors. The pennants mimic those found in the first festival, the Utah Shakespeare Festival. The pennant shape also has a similar shape to lightning bolts giving a nod to Southern Utah University and the Thunderbird mascot. The sharp points at the bottom of the flag replicate the beautiful Cedar City mountains. The final shape in the upper left of the flag is a 5-point star with each point representing a band of the Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah.

Timeline:

  • August 14, 2023: City Flag Redesign officially launched by Cedar City Youth Council
  • September 15, 2023: Designs were submitted from community members, based on guidelines and criteria. 
  • October 16, 2023: A judging panel of selected community leaders narrowed down the 60+ flag submissions to six final designs.
  • October 18, 2023: The City Council reviewed the top six flag designs and directed the Youth Council to solicit a community-wide vote.
  • November 1, 2023: Deadline for the community to submit their vote for council consideration.
  • November 8, 2023: City Council to review community survey feedback and consider selecting a flag design to replace current flag.
  • November 15 - December 5, 2023: City Council worked with the graphic designer of the winning design to tailor the final details of the flag.
  • December 6, 2023: Flag design artist, Kenten Pope, was awarded $250 for his efforts as promised by the contest rules.
  • December 13, 2023: A resolution was adopted and passed by the City Council to officially adopt a new city flag.
  • February 14, 2024: Printed flag presented in person and put on display at the city council meeting.

Flags are available for purchase through Colonial Flag. Visit their website and contact them for pricing: 1-877-941-3524.

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