Minnesotans submit designs for new state flag

Last month, the Minnesota flag and seal redesign commission invited the public to submit their own designs to be considered. By the end of the month, more than 2,600 designs were entered, with about 85% of those being ideas for the flag.

Now, the public can see those submissions and share their thoughts on which ones should be seriously considered for the next state flag and seal.

Members of the commission will narrow the list down to their top 25 designs on Nov. 17. Then top five flag and seal designs will go to the public on Nov. 29.

The public will be able to continue commenting on their favorites until the commission chooses its top choice for the flag and seal around Dec. 12. It’s also possible that a public submission is tweaked slightly for final consideration.

The commission was created during the 2023 legislative session and has to submit its recommendation for the new official state flag and seal designs by Jan. 1.

To see the state flag submissions, click here. To see the state seal submissions, click here.