Flag Design Contest Begins In Pitt County

Local officials are asking for residents' help in coming up with a new design for the official banner of Pitt County, which they say has been around for too long and needs to be shaken up a little.

They've launched a contest asking citizens to design a new flag. The winning entry will be formally adopted by the Board of Commissioners, flown in front of the county office building and used at official events.

The winning designer will also get a cash prize of $75.

The only design rule is that the flag has to incorporate the county logo or its official seal.

The contest ends March 12.


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  • by voter Location: nc on Feb 6, 2012 at 09:21 PM
    that's right, tradition has no place in pitt co. like the traditional; once safe streets, quality education systems, respectful children, southern family heritage,,by all means "local officials", move onto newer and better, give us that hope and change, turn pitt co into a long island suburb. the real problem is ,,too many boneheaded politicians.
  • by DisgustedbyTrash Location: EasternNC on Feb 6, 2012 at 12:42 PM
    It looks to me like we already have an official flag in eastern NC. It should be the discarded plastic shopping bag and/or styrofoam cup. That appears to be the most common item shared by local residents and commuters.
  • by Wharf Rat Location: OIB on Feb 6, 2012 at 12:20 PM
    Just go back to the Confederate flag YEEEEEEHHHAAAAWWWWWWW!!
  • by The Other Bob on Feb 6, 2012 at 11:16 AM
    How about 1 leaf in a blue tone? I bet Vidant paid more than $75.00 for their 2 leaf rip-off of the Belk logo.
  • by obamanot on Feb 6, 2012 at 09:22 AM
    Just flip the once great American flag upside down and paint in big letters OWS on the other side.
  • by Al on Feb 6, 2012 at 09:00 AM
    What does the current Pitt County flag have on it?
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      by Joe on Feb 6, 2012 at 10:07 AM in reply to Al
      Look it up on Wikipedia. That's the best place to see it up close. the Pitt website blows. By the looks of it, you would think Pitt was actually in Chapel Hill. I guess that's the direction they are trying to make Pitt go. Straight down the toilet.
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        by JD on Feb 7, 2012 at 04:03 AM in reply to Joe
        That gives me a good idea for the flag: a picture of the county seal getting flushed down a toilet :)
  • by photographer Location: Pitt Co on Feb 6, 2012 at 08:42 AM
    Seems kinda cheap for a design. As a photographer/designer, it would be an insult to do work on this and get paid $75. Maybe Pitt county should ACTUALLY pay someone....it's an insult to art to pay barely anything.
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      by Skip on Feb 6, 2012 at 11:19 AM in reply to photographer
      How is it an insult when you have the choice to do it or not? If you need the money then submit your design. If you don't need the money and you are "above" this pay then move on.
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      by jdbv kajhdvblqdhbvlahkdjv on Feb 6, 2012 at 11:30 AM in reply to photographer
      Since when did design work become a commodity? How about paying someone to design quality work. Spec work is wrong in so many ways.
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        by design on Feb 6, 2012 at 08:49 PM in reply to jdbv kajhdvblqdhbvlahkdjv
        I agree that spec work isn't the way to go. I'm a design student at ECU and I expect to be HIRED for the design position based on the quality of the work in my portfolio (which, by it's self is a "contest" where the participant has the choice to do it or not), and then if my work is good enough I would want to take on the position (after communicating with Pitt Co. officials and residents to try and find the best inspiration). Design is not a "contest". Design is an industry and should be treated as such.
  • by CC on Feb 6, 2012 at 08:30 AM
    How about one that reads, "Welcome to Pitt County, We give in to 'Special Interests AND we have Eugene James and Dave Hammond; What have you got?". That, in a nutshell says it all.
  • by Anonymous on Feb 6, 2012 at 08:06 AM
    How about changing the name while you are at it to Vidant County
  • by Big Red Location: ECU on Feb 6, 2012 at 07:06 AM
    Big, FAT, tobacco leaf on the flag, PITT in big red letters. Simple, Symbolic, DONE.
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