About the Competition

Details about the One Flag Design Competition.


How the One Flag Competition will Work

The One Flag Design Competition will be open to anyone from the 14 counties of the Kansas City metro age 18 and over to submit a flag design.

Flag Designs will be submitted according to set design criteria put forth by the One Flag team and outlined in our Designer Brief at the Designer Reception on June 8th at Lifted Spirits Distillery.  

Designs will then be reviewed by the One Flag Judges Panel — a collection of KC civic, business, and non-profit influencers. The Judges Panel will be charged with selecting the top One Flag designs to share with the public for voting.

The winning design will be selected through a 3 week Public Voting period from 7/23 to 8/13, and the winning design will be revealed on Thursday, 8/17 at the One Flag Reveal Party. 


Competition Timeline

Here's a rough timeline of the One Flag Design Competition Timeline:

  • Thurs, 6/8 @ Lifted Spirits Distillery, 5:30 - 7p — We'll host a Designer Reception to share the Design Brief and instructions of how to submit. Details & RSVP
  • Sun, 7/2, midnight — One Flag Design Submittals due. 
  • Mon, 7/2 to Sat, 7/22 — Designs reviewed by One Flag Judges Panel
  • Sun, 7/23 — Top Designs Revealed & Public Voting Begins
  • Sun, 8/13 — Public Voting Ends
  • Thurs, 8/17 — One Flag Reveal Party & Winning Design Announced

Perks for Designers

We know a design competition like this is done more for passion & love of Kansas City than perks, but we also respect all of the designers' time and effort. As such, our team has put together the following rewards and perks for the top designers:

Top 3 Designers:

  • First Prize — $1000 honorarium; recognized on stage at the One Flag Reveal Party; presented with a first run of a flag featuring your design; name listed in perpetuity as the designer of Kansas City's One Flag. 
  • Second Prize — $500 honorarium; recognized on stage at the One Flag Reveal Party. 
  • Third Prize — $250 honorarium; recognized on stage at the One Flag Reveal Party.

Other Top Designers: 

All of the Top Designers, whose designs were voted on publicly, will also be honored at the One Flag Reveal Party. 

How to Submit

Join the One Flag Team on Thursday, June 8th at Lifted Spirits Distillery (1734 Cherry St, Kansas City, MO 64108) from 5:30 - 7p for the One Flag Designer Reception. Our friends at Lifted Spirits will be providing a complimentary KC-themed cocktail featuring their delicious spirits.

At the Reception, our team will share the One Flag manifesto, mission and vision, share the creative brief, and answer any burning questions you may have.

After the Reception, we'll post the official rules and how to submit here on the website. 

Let us know if you're coming to the One Flag Designer Reception on the 8th — RSVP & Details.