City Flag Design Contest

City Flag Design Contest - web2


Residents of all ages and artistic abilities are encouraged to submit a new City flag design for the City of Chino Hills Flag Design Contest! Entries are due by Wednesday, November 10, 2021, at 5:00 pm. Late entries will not be accepted.


  • The contest is limited to Chino Hills residents
  • Only one submission per person is allowed
  • Flag designs must be accompanied by a less than 500-word narrative describing the symbolism and/or explaining design features
  • Submissions should follow the five basic principles of flag design below


  • Complete the online Flag Contest Entry Form
  • The designs must be attached to the entry form at the time of submission
  • If the design is created in a graphic design program then attach it in a 4x6 format


  1. Keep It Simple- The flag should be so simple that a child can draw it from memory.
  2. Use Meaningful Symbolism - The flag's images, colors, or patterns should relate to what it symbolizes.
  3. Use 2 or 3 Basic Colors - Limit the number of colors on the flag to two or three basic colors that contrast well and come from the standard color set.
  4. No Lettering or Seals - Never use writing of any kind or an organization's seal.
  5. Be Distinctive or Be Related - Avoid duplicating other flags, but use similarities to show connections.

View a helpful TED Talk outlining the five basic principles of flag design and to view some flag design examples.


The current official Picture of the official City of Chino Hills City FlagCity of Chino Hills flag (left) is a simple white silk flag with the first approved full-color City logo. Indoor ceremonial City flags have the same design but include a gold tassel border along all four edges. The logo depicts key elements that are distinctive to the Chino Hills community including a red-tailed hawk soaring above a signature, native Chino Hills oak tree, and green rolling hills, which Chino Hills is known for.City of Chino Hills Tombstone Logo

While a more simplified version of the original City logo was adopted by City Council, modern versions of key elements from the first official logo remained including the tree, the Red-tailed hawk, and the hills. Provided below is the current City of Chino Hills logo to help spark ideas and creativity and show how signature elements can be used effectively without reproducing the entire logo.