Community Flag Contest

Held during the Young Artist Juried Art Fair & Student Art Month, artists of all ages are invited to enter and create artwork to be incorporated into a community flag to be installed at the Northville Art House. Awards to be given to outstanding artwork designs as determined by public vote.


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 sheet of paper in any medium.

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

How to Enter: Artists may enter below or at the Young Artist Juried Art Fair. Artists may also create artwork at home on an 8.5 x 11 sheet of paper and bring the artwork to the Community Flag Contest table at the fair.

Online Entry Fee: Cost is $3.50 to submit one 8.5 x 11 sheet of paper. No materials provided.

Event Entry Fee: Cost is $3.00 to submit one 8.5 x 11 sheet of paper. Drawing materials, i.e. crayons, pencils and markers, will be provided to artists who create artwork at the Young Artist Juried Art Fair.

Event Entry Location:
Young Artist Juried Art Fair, Saturday, March 14, 10:30 AM – 3:00 PM
First Presbyterian Church of Northville, 200 E. Main Street, Northville, MI 48167
Enter and Create Artwork at the Community Flag Contest Table

Judging: Awards to be given to the top three artwork designs as determined by public vote. Voting takes place between April 3 – April 19 on the Art House Facebook page, @northvillearthouse. The winners will be announced at 7 pm during the NPS PTA Reflections reception held Thursday, April 23, 6 – 8 pm at the Northville Art House. 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 Spring 2020. Stay tuned for the date.

Deadline: Sunday, March 29 at 11:59 PM EST.

 Enter Contest and Submit Image of Artwork Here