The Salt Lake Tribune, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) public charity and contributions are tax “I hope we don’t feel like as a society in order to sell more lids and for a child to be able to draw it from memory, that we would disregard these symbols or that they would be placed in a manner that devalues them.”. Meinking said the thing she loves most about the city is that it offers a lifelong community of people who value each other and where they live, according to city officials. To the young Salt Lake City students who helped design the new flag, being a part of the process was a personal honor. But it’s something Mendenhall hopes can bring unity to Utah’s capital. Cultural bonds, generous strangers sustain American Samoans stranded in U.S. Legislator wants to make Bridal Veil Falls a state monument after development battle, Wounded Warriors hockey tournament supports nonprofit to help Utah veterans, Student housing at SLCC? To view the proposed design, and learn more about the Organization for a New Utah Flag’s efforts, visit For the last two years, the Salt Lake City-based nonprofit Project Rainbow has rented out rainbow flags for $14 to people across Utah so they could stake them in their yards during the city's Pride festivities. The result: a Sego Lily, a flower indigenous to the area meant to symbolize resilience, against a blue and white backdrop, which could symbolize snow, the sky, the Great Salt Lake and salt. The date placed on the suggested flag is 1847, rather than the year Utah became a state, which Martin said is … That is why we are organizing an effort to create a new flag for the people of Utah. The Sego Lily finalist flag was designed by Salt Lake City local Arianna Meinking, 18. “I believe this is the design that can take us forward, together.”. It’s a version of the state seal on a blue background. The Sego Lily finalist flag was designed by Salt Lake City local Arianna Meinking, 18. The state motto "Industry" means steady effort. The Utah State Flag Utah Flag of 1896. Please also read our Privacy Notice and Terms of Use, which became effective December 20, 2019. He said a new, more modern flag could give Utahns a symbol to demonstrate state pride in other areas of the country. The current flag — which includes a graphic showing a shadowed silhouette of the city’s skyline in front of a backdrop of the Wasatch Mountains, labeled “SALT LAKE CITY” and slapped on top of a blue and green backdrop — has long been ridiculed by critics. Former Governor Mike Leavitt and … (A cautionary tale.) Using the same key principles of design, the public was asked to rate each design for symbols used, colors used, overall design, and how well each design represented Salt Lake City. Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2010 Stuart Johnson, Deseret News Stuart Johnson, Deseret News Biden wants to forgive lots of student debt, but at what cost? “If I do my best to try to change the world around me, even in little ways, I can make a difference, and grow into that role.”. The eagle stands for protection in peace and war. There's general agreement that the current flag needs an overhaul, but no consensus yet on what should replace it. Figure Skating Championships, 3 keys in the BYU Cougars’ 72-63 win over the San Francisco Dons. (Chris Detrick | Tribune file photo) Sophia Molenaar, 6, and Arianna Vasquez, 6, hold a new embroidered Utah State flag on Saturday April 5, 2014. Meinking grew up in Salt Lake City and recently graduated from West High School. The original Utah state flag was adopted by the new state legislature in 1896. The honeybee finalist flag was designed by Salt Lake City local Ella Kennedy-Yoon, 17. “We leave the state flag where it is,” said Rep. Steve Handy, R-Layton, the bill’s sponsor. Without any personal or demographic information on who designed each submission, the Salt Lake City Flag Design Committee followed the key principles of good flag design, according to the North American Vexillological Association, to narrow the field to eight flags for the public to rate. These eight flags are the finalists out of nearly 650 submissions from residents. Flag historians, enthusiasts and curators from the State Capitol, Fort Douglas Museum, State of Utah and LDS Church History representative gather around a 1903 Utah State flag at the Utah State Historical Society and view it for the first time. The present flag, featuring the city's logo on a light blue field, was adopted on January 6, 2015, after a multi-year debate to replace a previous one. Donate to the newsroom now. The Great 2002 Salt Lake Tribune Utah State Flag Redesign Contest. Will Joe Biden’s inauguration be a healing moment for America? The flag of the State of Utah was adopted in February 2011 and consists of the seal of Utah encircled in a golden circle on a background of dark navy blue. The Utah state flag could get a makeover under a proposal before the state legislature that would swap out the existing flag and propose several new recommendations. It’s a version of the state seal on a blue background. To learn more or opt-out, read our Cookie Policy. The flag of Provo, Utah, is the official flag of the city of Provo, Utah, United States. The Five Principles of Good Flag Design: Keep It Simple. Handy said the new state banner could be used for promotional purposes, like the flag-themed apparel and memorability common in other states. The principles are: keep it simple, use meaningful symbolism, use two to three Basic Colors, no lettering or seals, and be distinctive or be related. A horizontal tri-color of blue, white, and orange with a modified blue version of the Seal of New York City in the center. College coaches convention revisits BYU’s LaVell Edwards’ leadership style. The sego lily stands for peace. Click on any of the Utah Jazz Flags to find more information including sizes, construction details, and logo designs. Members of the House Political Subdivisions Committee deadlocked 5-5 on HB250, which would have created the State Banner Task Force to study and eventually issue recommendations on an alternative image that could fly in addition to the traditional flag of the state. a new flag for utah The Organization for a New Utah Flag's purpose is to design and implement a beautiful and bold new flag worthy of the State of Utah.