Press release: City of Portales launches flag design contest

The City of Portales is working on a variety of activities to celebrate its incorporation centennial this year. One of the planned activities is to host a City Flag Design Contest with the goal of creating and flying the first Portales City Flag during June 2009.

Preserving the culture and heritage of the City of Portales is an important mission in maintaining the legacy of the Portales community. The City of Portales is reaching out to all community citizens with the goal of creating a City of Portales flag design. The design should embody the specific attributes of the Portales community. Ideally, the artwork should represent the culture, history and fabric of the community as well as its bright future. The winner(s) will be given full recognition of their artwork on the City of Portales website, in a press release, and during the Portales City Council meeting on May 19, 2009 and during the flag raising on June 16, 2009.

Each artist or groups are allowed to submit (1) entry no later than Friday, May 1, 2009 at:

City of Portales

ATTN: Nicole Wilkening, Community Affairs Coordinator

100 West 1st Street

Portales, NM 88130

Entries will be judged on appropriateness of design, narrative, and artistic quality. For the submission requirements, please visit