Cherokee Flag Contest!

Posted by Josh Petersel on March 19, 2011 | 4 Comments

Dear Cherokee Residents and Friends,

Your friendly neighborhood business association has started an initiative to develop a brand-new Cherokee Street Flag! Powered by our all-time favorite artistic community: Cherokee Street!

Over the next three weeks, we’ll be accepting submissions for a new Cherokee Flag from any St Louis resident active in the Cherokee community and interested in making it a better place. Later on, we’ll have our friends at STL-Style whip up a batch of flags to be featured prominently around the street and at the upcoming Cinco de Mayo festival.

The submission deadline for art is April 8th.

After receiving all submissions we’ll open a poll on to whittle our pool down to a few finalists, from which the CSBA Marketing team will select a champion to be unveiled the day of the Cinco de Mayo parade. The winning designer will receive a prize package including $150 cash and their very own Cherokee Street Flag.

Send all submissions and questions to Angelo at, or leave your queries in the comments section below.

Do  keep in mind the following rules and regulations before submitting, thanks for reading, and good luck!


Contestants must be 18 years or older but those younger than 18 may have their design submitted by a teacher, parent or guardian.

Submissions should contain no more than three (3) colors and must be your original work using no stock or clip art images. By submitting a design you guarantee that you hold rights to everything in it, and that it does not contain any copyrighted material.

Submissions must be submitted in PDF format only.

Submissions may not exceed 5MB. We will ask the winner for a high resolution original file.

The Cherokee Station Business Association (CSBA) reserves the right to make any adjustments deemed necessary to the winning design.

The CSBA will have all rights to the winning design. By submitting an entry, you agree that if your design wins, it can be used by the CSBA on all promotional materials

All submissions must be emailed with the following information to be considered eligible: Full Name, Address, Email, Phone Number, Date of Birth.  A short explanation of the design is optional.

Winner of the flag design contest will receive a complimentary flag and recognition on the website, facebook page, twitter and in the relevant marketing venues.

By submitting and entering the contest, you are agreeing to all contest rules and are attesting to the originality of your design.

Any submitted idea, documentation, photograph or design entered in this contest will remain the exclusive property of the CSBA and Entrant agrees that the CSBA shall have the perpetual, worldwide, irrevocable right to edit, publish and use these materials in any way and in any and all media now or hereafter known for trade, advertising, promotional and/or other purposes as the CSBA may determine in its sole discretion without further consideration to Entrant or winner.

The Entrant agrees to assign all rights, title and interest into the submission, including copyright, to the CSBA and waives his/her legal rights in the submission.

By submitting a design and accepting the contest prize, the winning Entrant permits the CSBA to make public and otherwise use the winner’s name, biographical information, city of residence, and submitted work without further compensation in any media now known or hereafter developed for promotional and/or publicity purposes, unless prohibited by law.

Three to five finalists will be selected by popular vote through an online voting system.

The winner will be selected by committee vote, based on creativity, aesthetic and practical application.

Not only will the winning design be seen ALL OVER Cherokee Street … on posters, on t-shirts, on the web, on postcards, etc. but the designer will receive a prize package including $150 cash and their very own Cherokee Street Flag.


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