Community Flag Contest

The Community Flag Art Contest invites artists in grades K – 12 to enter and create artwork to be incorporated into a community flag to be installed at the Northville Art House. Each year a new flag will be created based on a theme to reflect the character, personality and creative imagination of the community.


Local flags help to foster a sense of identity. They create a symbol which members of the community can relate to – often something celebrating the unique character of the area. A flag brings an area’s diversity together under one banner. It creates the personality of the place. It cements the idea of combined responsibility and gives community members something to feel proud of and feel connected to.

In 1966, the flagpole at Northville Art House, originally The Scout Building, was dedicated to former scout leader, Mr. Carlson. The Art House is once again raising a flag in recognition of this important community site and history. Each year a new community flag will be created based on a theme and installed to reflect the current character, personality and creative imagination of the community.


Eligibility: Artists in K – 12 grade are eligible to submit one work of art on an 8.5″ x 11″ or larger sheet of paper or canvas in any medium.

Theme: Create an original work of art in response to a specific theme. The 2020 theme is Community.

How to Enter: Take a high quality photograph of the artwork (300ppi, maximum 5MB preferred) and submit along with registration information. More than one artist in a household can be registered at a time.

Online Entry Fee: Cost is $3.50. One entry per artist.

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Awards: Awards to be given to the top three designs as determined by public vote. Voting takes place (TBD) on the Art House Facebook page, @northvillearthouse. The winners will be announced at (TBD). Winners will also be posted on Facebook and the Northville Art House website.

Flag Installation: The initial flag is planned to be raised in the Fall 2020. Stay tuned for the date.