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image located by Ian MacDonald, 14 July 2010
This flag is being marketed for Herefordshire.
Herefordshire like many counties does not actually have a flag as such, but
it does have a coat of arms. The coat of arms was granted in 1946 and is
therefore pretty recent. There is a flag which is available for purchase which
features the shield on the arms stretched into a banner. It is a particularly
attractive flag for the people of Herefordshire.
Ian MacDonald, 14 July 2010
Despite its long, proud tradition, Herefordshire is one of the exceptions. Hence the Herefordshire-sized gap on the flag-map of England. We want to close that gap in 2019 and we are holding a competition to design a flag for the county.
A Herefordshire flag will
The winning entry will be chosen by the people of Herefordshire. It will then be officially registered, flown from public buildings and by anyone else who wants to express their love of this beautiful county.
There are already some existing "Herefordshire flags" and a coat of arms. But this can only be flown with permission. And the flags you might have seen were chosen only by their designers.
Anyone will be able to fly this one. And it will belong to us all.
The Herefordshire Flag Committee
The competition will be open for submissions from 1st March 2019.
Closing date: The competition will close on 15th April 2019.
Individuals, schools and groups may submit entries in line with the rules and guidance set out below. Everyone is eligible, whether they live in Hereford or Hong Kong, Leominster or Lithuania. Entrants can be professional artists or novices who have hardly held a crayon. There is no upper or lower age limit. Entrants may submit as many designs as they wish.
A panel appointed by the Herefordshire Flag Committee will assess the entries, taking into account the following factors:
Full details at
Matthew Engel, 15 January 2019
The competition to find an official flag for Herefordshire has produced a
bumper entry with 675 designs being submitted before the closing date. Entries
came from schools and colleges across the county and from individuals from
Checkley to Chile.
The designs are now being anonymised and sifted to go before a panel of local judges who will meet next month with Philip Tibbetts acting as their technical adviser. They will prepare a short list of possibles. Herefordshire people will then make the final decision. The ballot will be restricted to those living within the county but everyone aged five and up will be allowed a say. The plan is for the winning flag to be revealed at a ceremony in Hereford in the autumn.
John Moody, 22 June 2019