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[City seal] image by Masao Okazaki, 21 May 2023

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The flag

Ogden is soliciting designs for a new flag.

Ogden offering $1,000 for the winning design of a new official city flag | News, Sports, Jobs - Standard-Examiner
OGDEN — Submissions for a new official Ogden City flag design are being accepted to replace the old banner, which fell into disuse when the municipality launched its “Still Untamed ...
Dave Fowler, 28 April 2022

While participating in an activity related to the development and selection of a new flag for the state of Utah in January 2022, the Ogden Youth City Council (YCC) suggested that Ogden should not be the only city of the largest 10 in the state which does not have a flag. Meetings with the City Council and administration led to the Ogden Flag Design Contest being announced in April 2022. A total of 215 designs from 158 artists (including 81 local students) were submitted to and reviewed by the YCC; on the basis of NAVA Good Flag, Bad Flag principles of flag design,105 designs were sent to the Ogden Flag Design Review Committee (DRC), an ad-hoc committee comprised of Ogden City administration, City Council, YCC, Ogden Downtown Alliance, Visit Ogden, Weber State University, and Ogden business owners. After 3 meetings and variations of some designs by Ogden City Council staff, each committee member chose their top 5 designs. The top 10 designs of the DRC were sent to the City Council, which reduced the designs to 3 finalists by March 2023. Based on recommendations from the YCC, DRC, and the Ogden City administration, a flag created by native Ogden graphic designer Cody Hockin was chosen and then adopted by the Council on May 16, 2023.

Description of flag by Mr. Hockin:

The focal point of this design centers on an iconic white mountain range that symbolizes the often snowy Wasatch Mountains that so many Ogdenites love. This three-peak mountain range is set in a dark blue circle that creates a high-contrasted image to draw your eye into the design. You will also notice a dark blue triangle centered below the tallest peak. This represents the individual or the family that is here in Ogden. The dark blue circle creates the letter “O” which obviously stands for “Ogden.” Symbolically an “O” resembles a community, connection, or a collection of people. With the mountain range breaking outside the “O” signifies the welcoming and inclusive nature of the people that live in Ogden and the culture of tourism that is ever growing.

I specifically chose the colors based on the color scheme of the new brand identity for Ogden. Blue in flag design can represent “Freedom” and “Determination.” The white you see in the flag symbolizes this sense of peace and harmony found here in the greater community of Ogden.

Masao Okazaki, 21 May 2023

Former flag

[City seal] image by Masao Okazaki, 29 April 2022
based on photo located by Dave Fowler, 28 April 2022

The previous flag is pictured:
Dave Fowler, 28 April 2022

The seal

[City seal] image located by Paul Bassinson, 22 January 2020

Paul Bassinson, 22 January 2020

The logo

[City logo] image located by Paul Bassinson, 22 January 2020

Paul Bassinson, 22 January 2020