13.1.09

La nueva bandera de la isla de Wight

Como resultado de un concurso, ha sido elegida la primera bandera oficial de la isla de Wight (Inglaterra)

John flies flag for Island design

By Jon Moreno - Thursday, January 8, 2009
John flies flag for Island design
FLYING THE FLAG: John Graney hoists high his winning design for the Isle of Wight's first-ever official county flag. Picture by Peter Boam.
A FLAG enthusiast is flying high after winning a County Press competition to design the Island’s first-ever official county flag.
Brading man John Graney is the proud designer, one of 350 entries sent in to the newspaper.
The 58-year-old legal adviser at the Isle of Wight Magistrates’ Court won by just three votes, with his blue-and-white Island and sea design. Mr Graney wins £50 and a copy of the flag.
His entry, which has been registered with the international Flag Institute, will represent the Island for many years, said competition organiser Derek Bean, chairman of the Isle of Wight Flag Committee.
Mr Graney, a former Royal Navy officer, said he felt proud knowing his design would be hoisted on County Hall and become a logo for the Island.
“I’ve always been interested in flags and the design reflects the Island’s obvious maritime links,” he said.
“When I receive the flag, I will hoist it up the flagpole in my garden in celebration. I’d really like to see it on the tail fin of a hovercraft, because it is the only Island-based ferry.”
Mr Graney’s design will remain in the public domain so it can be used by residents, institutions and clubs.
Mr Graney will be presented with his prize at a flag launch next month.


Isle of Wight County Press

2 comentarios:

tribuno sertorio dijo...

Feliz año. Pues nada, esto de los concursos de banderas es lo que se lleva. Esta bandera tiene su encanto, más que las propuestas-horribles a mi parecer- para el estado de Oregón. También el concurso para la de Kosovo la que ganó no parecia que tuviese mucha relación con el pasado y la historia, tal vez era ese el objeto de la bandera... En la de Wight no se ve relación con la Corona, con Inglaterra o con Gran Bretaña y puede ser de cualquier terreno, organismo, empresa, hasta de una naviera. Pero bueno...

tribuno sertorio dijo...

Ah, se me olvidaba.. con lo de la bandera de Oregon un gracioso ha propuesto la "bandera comunista del estado de oregón" y hasta ha elaborado camisetas etc, aqui dejo el link por si es de interés

http://www.cafepress.com/neworegon