Celebrating NYC at Rockefeller Center

To honor the city that built us, we’re getting creative – by inviting you to a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to design the iconic flags at Rockefeller Center. This summer, we will raise your artwork on the 192 flagpoles surrounding the rink to celebrate New York’s diverse culture, vibrant energy and strength. The prompt is simple: Show your love for New York.

Chosen flags will fly high alongside designs by Carmen Herrera, Faith Ringgold, Hank Willis Thomas, Jeff Koons, Jenny Holzer, KAWS, Laurie Anderson, Marina Abramovic, Sarah Sze, Shantell Martin and Steve Powers.

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How Will You Show Your Love For New York?

Your flag design can take as many styles as the city itself—it can be a visual love letter, drawing or collage, or a showpiece of graphic design. Collaborate with your family at home, virtually with a friend, neighbor, grandparent, or fly solo. However you decide to express your love, be creative and have fun!

  • HOW IT WORKS

    The instructions below will guide you as you create artwork for your flag masterpiece. We are accepting submissions through June 30, 2020, at 11:59pm EST.

    Sign up to The Rock List for updates and information on when the selected flags will be raised.

  • HOW TO DESIGN YOUR FLAG

    Whether you are creating your flag artwork digitally or taking a physical, hand-drawn approach, we have some templates and guidelines for you to follow that will help make sure your full-size flags print beautifully!

    Design Guidelines:

    •  Contrasting colors and shapes work best

    •  Light colors on a white background is not recommended

    •  Use only a small or limited amount of text or type on your art

    Template Guidelines:

    •  Extend your design to the black line

    •  Final flags will be scaled to actual size of 8’x5’

    •  Do not cut or crop template

  • SHARE YOUR DESIGN WITH US

    There are lots of ways you can easily participate! Here are the steps on how to upload your final artwork for consideration.

FOR HAND-DRAWN SUBMISSIONS:

Print out the template and design your flat artwork! Once you’re finished, take a photo with your phone. Some quick tips:

•  Capture the entirety of the template

•  Be sure your name and email is filled out

•  Use bright, natural light or indoor light when possible

•  Clean your camera lens prior to photographing

•  Hold the phone directly above the template

•  Hold the phone as close as possible to capture the whole template, but not so close that the focus is blurred

•  Submissions photographed at an angle will not be considered

Flatbed scanner submissions are also welcomed (scan at 300dpi or higher)

FOR DIGITAL ART SUBMISSIONS:

•  Do not crop template

•  Be sure your name and email is filled out

•  Design in RGB at 300dpi

•  Zip your file and upload your final .PSD by clicking below! Max file size: 25mb

•  Acceptable file formats: .tiff, .psd, .jpeg, high resolution .jpgs and .pdfs from other design apps will also be accepted

FOR DESIGNS SUBMITTED BY MAIL:

•  Use one of the provided templates

•  Be sure your name and email is filled out

•  Designs must be postmarked no later than June 30th, 2020 to be eligible

•  Mail your flat artwork to:

The Flag Project

45 Rockefeller Plaza

Rockefeller Center

New York, New York 10111

READY TO SHARE YOUR DESIGN?