PHOTO: The winners of the Fort Payne Flag Design were announced last week at the Independence Day Celebration. The design on the left took first place, with the flag on the right coming in a close second. (Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch)
By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor
FORT PAYNE, Ala. — At last week's Independence Day Celebration, the winners were announced for the Fort Payne Flag Design contest!
The design on the left was submitted by Jeff White, and took first place, with the design on the right, submitted by Constance Price, coming in a close second. Both received a cash price for their submissions.
The designs were submitted by the community, and the winners will be announced this Friday! Around 80 designs were submitted, and the flag ideas were voted on by a panel of judges.
Earlier this year, the city announced that they are seeking a design for a new flag, and a contest was started to find the right design! After partnering with Fort Payne Main Street, the city announced a cash award for the first and second place winners. The top 10 overall flag designs receive a Certificate of Appreciation from Mayor Larry Chesser.
The entry forms asked contestants: “What are the best features of Fort Payne? What are the things that make Fort Payne a remarkable small town? As you think about the past, present, and future, what colors, symbols, and designs can you come up with to capture the spirit of Fort Payne?”
Congratulations Jeff and Constance!