A Flag For Hull - The Winner
A Flag For Hull has been a year-long community project in Hull, engaging people of all ages with a creative challenge to design a modern day flag for the city. We asked everyone; young, old, families, organisations, and schools to get involved, and tell us what Hull means to the people who live here in an image and a few words.
We are now delighted to announce that the winning flag was designed by Rosie, a member of 'FIND Charity'
All photography by @photomoments
Rosie's design was chosen out of thousands of designs, whittled down to 8 finalists by a team of judges. Our thoughts on the winning design were that it symbolises people and communities - something very important to the people of this city. It also breaks all the golden rules of good flag design! As a city we like to be different, so it seemed fitting to have a flag design that was different, that broke the rules, and stood out.
Linda Brothwell, our head judge said: "To me, this flag acts as window to a joyful and chaotic scene of characters in riotous colour. As a unique example of a flag that has the suggestion of as much happening off the canvas as on it, it’s a fitting tribute to this fantastic city. Well done Rosie!" @lindabrothwell
"Rosie is a young lady with a learning disability who gets a profound sense of enjoyment through art. It appears that Rosie uses art to express herself, often using bright and vibrant colours. Art allows her to experiment with shapes and patterns and you can tell from her laughter and facial expressions that it is something she has a deep passion for." Conrad Thompson, Manager at FIND Charity.