El Centro, California - Today, the Imperial County Board of Supervisors would like to remind the public that the deadline for the “County of Imperial Flag Design Contest” is this Friday.  This contest is an opportunity for Imperial County residents to create a lasting symbol for the county that captures the history, beauty and exceptionality of our community and the people who live within it.

Two contests are being held simultaneously.  One contest is for Kindergarten through 12th grade students and a separate contest for adults aged 18 and above.  Entries for both contests must be submitted by Friday, January 15, along with an entry form.  Only one entry is allowed per person, the artist must reside in Imperial County, and the design may include the County Logo or County Seal, although including these elements are optional.  The student entries will be submitted to the Imperial County Office of Education by the participating schools and the adult entries will be submitted to the Imperial County Clerk of the Board.

The top three winning entries will be awarded cash prizes and all finalists’ entries will be displayed at the 2016 California Mid-Winter Fair from February 26, 2016 until March 6, 2016.

To view the contests rules, eligibility, timeline or print a copy of the entry form, please visit the County of Imperial website.  If you have questions regarding the adult contest, contact the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors at (442) 265-1020.  For student contest questions, please contact Tracy Canalez, Curriculum Coordinator at the Imperial County Office of Education, at (760) 312-6507.