DAYTON — The City of Dayton has narrowed 312 submissions down to three finalists to create the new flag for the city, according to a report from our news partners at the Dayton Daily News.
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The designs were unveiled during the Dayton City Commission meeting Wednesday morning.
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Submissions were accepted Oct. 1 to Dec. 9, and the flag design contest was open to everyone.
The designs that have been selected as finalists were submitted by a software engineer, a resident with a background in graphic design, and an elementary student, the newspaper reports.
Community members will be asked to provide feedback on the final three. Residents can also share thoughts on what they like and what they would change about the designs.
After the submission process ended, a steering committee reviewed all submissions and attached explanations that describe the inspirations for the designs, the paper reports.
Seven designs were sent from the committee to the city commission and mayor for consideration, with three finalists being chosen.
The city says if there is a clear finalist, that design will be chosen as the new flag for Dayton.