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One Borough Flags

Photo of child colouring Commissioned by the Council, led by the Sew London Project.

The project gives residents across the borough a chance to design a set of flags that will fly in Barking Town Centre to celebrate Barking and Dagenham - One Borough One Community.

The flags will be displayed ready for the Platinum Jubilee Weekender on 2- 5 June.

Themes

Six flags will be designed and made to represent six important celebrations in our year as a borough:

  • LGBTQIA+ History Month
  • Women’s Empowerment Month
  • Queens Platinum Jubilee
  • Summer of Festivals
  • Black History Month
  • Disability History Month (this includes the International Day of Disabled People)

Design Competition

  • Competition is open to anyone that lives, goes to school or goes to a club in the borough
  • Open to anyone aged between 8 to18 year old
  • Choose one of the themes and submit one design or submit a set of six designs
  • Please present entry on A4 portrait 
  • Use any medium, style or technique
  • We will accept computer generated designs, painting, screen printing or drawing
  • A judging panel representing the community will judge the competition
  • The winning design for each theme will be digitalised, printed and made into a flag
  • Send your artwork to sewlondonproject@gmail.com or email us so we can collect from your school office
  • Deadline for entries  is Friday 22 April

Competition Prizes

  • 1st prize - £200 voucher for their school’s art department and £50 high street voucher for the winner 
  • 2nd prize - £150 voucher for their school’s art department and £30 high street voucher for the winner
  • 3rd prize - £100 voucher for their school’s art department and £20 high street voucher for the winner
  • £10 vouchers as spot prizes for family workshops