Weekly Flag Challenge: New Challenges & Previous Winners

Discussion in 'Alternate History Maps and Graphics' started by Transparent Blue, Oct 4, 2009.

  1. BelfastBrawler Also known as Pub Pal Pete

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    Challenge #199: Vexillum cibum Out with the old, in with the ... older?

    Design a flag that uses food or a drink as it's main motif. It can be a state flag, naval ensign, flag of an organization, of a city, your call. However note that the flag must still be a proper design, and must follow the guidelines of flag making as close as possible(for example mind the contrast, keep the number of colors to a minimum, you know what i mean). Flags from fictional universes, established Alternate Timelines on this forum and any other source of inspiration are welcomed.

    Bon Appetit!
    Redesign a flag of an IRL nation( or state, city, organization, etc) to resemble a falg which had some historical connection. For example a flag of France based on the Bourbon flag. The reason as to why they'd change it is up and may even be omitted. However you must include the flag you're basing your design upon. Also the influences must be at least noticeable.

    Submissions Open: 23th November - 1st December
    Voting Session: 1st December - 8th December
     
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  2. BelfastBrawler Also known as Pub Pal Pete

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  3. The Professor Pontifex Collegii Vexillographiariorum

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    Flag Challenge 200

    Bicentennial Banner
    It's been 200 years since the founding of the nation and you have been commissioned to produce a celebratory banner.

    Challenge Restrictions:
    The nation must be founded in the 1800s and if existed OTL cannot have lasted beyond 100 years.
    The banner must, in some fashion, include or be obviously derived from the founding flag

    Submissions Close: 04.00 GMT Sunday 16th December [1]
    Poll Opens: Sunday 16th December


    [1] That's right, you have 200 hours!
     
  4. The Professor Pontifex Collegii Vexillographiariorum

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    And Sovereign12 wins with:
    Congratulations. We look forward to your challenge!
     
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  5. Sovereign12 Well-Known Member

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    Sorry, was away for the holiday.
    Will have something up soon.
     
  6. Sovereign12 Well-Known Member

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    Flag Challenge 201: Dolphin Flags, Feather Flags, and Sail Flags.

    Create a flag for a nation which, in the alt-TL, the standard shape for flags is not rectangular, but that of a Dolphin, Feather, or Sail Flag. The type of flags and banners that you see on beaches or in front of many store fronts nowadays (Example shapes below)

    The nations can be real world or created by you, but should be plausible countries. No outright ASB nations please.

    No literal translations of OTL flags.
    While the flag should be based on a real world nation it should not be the Union Jack, Stars & Stripes, etc… just shifted to a different shape. Be creative, but plausible.

    As many people are still on holiday, the new year is coming, and then many will be going back to school or work, I am extending the submission to January 7th.


    Submissions Open: now
    Submissions Close: 7th January 2019 at 19:00 GMT-ish
    Voting Opens: 7th January 2019 -ish
    Voting Closes: 4 days later

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  7. Sovereign12 Well-Known Member

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    Bumping to remind everyone that there is a flag challenge
     
  8. Sovereign12 Well-Known Member

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    Bumping for the last day.

    If no takers, should extend it further or think of something else?
     
  9. Sovereign12 Well-Known Member

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    Extended until January 14th
     
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  10. Sovereign12 Well-Known Member

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    Replacement Flag Challenge for Flag Challenge 201

    Flag Challenge 201:
    Independence Day

    Create a flag for a North or South American colonial nation which broke away from its mother country and has kept its independence to today.

    Using any non-British original colony set up by a European country (OTL) in North or South America, show the flag that the nation rallied behind when fighting or negotiating their independence. Even the failed colonies of Germany and Italian are an option.

    A list of European colonies can be found here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Europ...cas#List_of_European_colonies_in_the_Americas


    Submissions Open: now
    Submissions Close: 29th January 2019 at 19:00 GMT-ish
    Voting Opens: 30th January 2019-ish
    Voting Closes: 4 days later
     
  11. Sovereign12 Well-Known Member

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    Well, The Professor has won WFC#201
    Congratulations

     
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  12. The Professor Pontifex Collegii Vexillographiariorum

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    Flag Challenge 202: The White Flag

    OTL a white field is used to symbolise peace and parley, your challenge is to create one for a state or entity that symbolises aggression and astringency.

    Submissions Open: now
    Submissions Close: 11.59 GMT 11th February
    Voting Opens: 12th February ish
     
  13. The Professor Pontifex Collegii Vexillographiariorum

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    And the winner:
     
  14. trejiokla Well-Known Member

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    Flag Challenge 203: One World, One State

    Your challenge, you should decide to accept it :p, is create a flag for a world state. May be a democratic Federation, a totalitary Empire, a fundamentalist Theocracy, or that you like, but it rule over the entiry Earth. Can not use a map in the flag (sorry, I hate it!!!!)

    Submission open: now
    Submission close: 26th February, GMT 23:59
    Voting open: 27th Febraury


    Thank all of you for your participation!!!
     
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  15. The Professor Pontifex Collegii Vexillographiariorum

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    Turns out I won...
     
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  16. The Professor Pontifex Collegii Vexillographiariorum

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    Flag Challenge 204: Star Spangled Banner
    In a universe lacking a USA design a flag strewn with stars.
    Restrictions:
    Can't be a North American flag
    Can't be for a US analogue​

    Submissions Open: now
    Submissions Close: 15th March-ish
    Poll Opens: 16th March-ish
     
  17. The Professor Pontifex Collegii Vexillographiariorum

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    Congratulations Demothenes
    We look forward to your challenge.
     
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  18. Demothenes Can’t we just get back to the good times

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    Flag Challenge 205: Balkanized North America
    In the future, where the US split into many successor states, create the flag of one of those nations.
    Restrictions:
    Can't be a current US State flag


    Submissions Open: now
    Submissions Close: April 1st
    Poll Opens: April 2nd
     
  19. Demothenes Can’t we just get back to the good times

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    Sorry about that, exam season and all that. Good luck Brawler
     
  20. BelfastBrawler Also known as Pub Pal Pete

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    Flag Challenge 206: Real flags have curves

    In this challenge you are to redesign a flag of your choice so that it features any curvy paterns(circles, waves, swirls etc.). The only condition is it must be flag that has been historically used by a state, administrative division, city or even organization. Including a link to the original flag for reference is recommended. You don't need to provide a backstory for the reason of the redesign, but if you do, it should not deviate too much from OTL (i.e. the H.R.E. changed its flag because it became a republic; this would be considered too much).

    Submissions Close: 12th May
    Voting period: 13th May - 20th May