Help celebrate summer in Ōtautahi and bring some colour to our streets.

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What do you love about exploring Christchurch over summer? What is it about summer in Christchurch that is unique and special to you?

Six winning flag designs will be selected to display across the city throughout summer.  Winning entries will each receive a $150 voucher to spend in the central city!

The competition runs from 9am, Friday 18 October until 9pm, Monday 18 November 2019.

Design criteria

  • The design theme is Summer in Ōtautahi Christchurch
  • Designs must use the following colours only – blue, green, yellow, pink, orange, and white.
  • Simple designs are best so they can be easily seen from a distance.
  • No text, words, photographic imagery or logos are to be used.
  • When printed the flags will measure 2.7m (h) x 1.35m (w), portrait orientation.
  • Please read the full summer flag design criteria [PDF, 124 KB]

How to enter

Please place your design into the template provided [PDF, 34 KB] and upload your design in the entry form below. Digital designs must be uploaded as PDF, JPG or EPS only. 

Alternatively, submissions can be delivered or posted.

Deliver your submission

Christchurch City Council Civic Offices
C/O Georgie Hackett
Urban Regeneration
53 Hereford Street
Christchurch Central 8011

Post your submission

Christchurch City Council
C/O Georgie Hackett
Urban Regeneration
PO Box 73016
Christchurch 8154 

Terms and conditions


  • All submissions must be original pieces of work and must not infringe any existing copyright or any other intellectual property right. No branding or logos.
  • Submissions must not include text in the design.
  • Inappropriate imagery will not be accepted.
  • Designs must use only the specified colours. Submissions do not have to match these colours exactly, as winning designs may be touched up by a designer to match the specified colour palette.
  • If submitting entries via scan, ensure scan is high quality resolution (300 to 600dpi).
  • Digital designs must be uploaded as PDF, JPG or EPS only.

Selection of winning designs

  • Winning designs will be chosen through a selection panel.
  • Winners will be announced by the end of November.


  • Each winner will receive a $150 voucher to spend at a central city vendor of choice. Vendor must be located within the four avenues.
  • Vouchers cannot be exchanged for cash.

Manufacture and installation

  • Winning designs may be touched up by a designer to match the specified colour palette. The finished flag may look slightly different to the design submitted.
  • Winning flags will be hung in a range of locations around the Central City. In some locations only one flag design will feature, while other locations will feature combinations of flag designs.
  • The flags will be displayed from early January to the end of March 2020. 


  • On acceptance of the winning designs, intellectual property rights in the designs will be owned by the Council.
  • Council retains the right to use the winning designs in other installations and publications as needed. Sections of winning designs may feature in gobo projectors that project illuminated images onto city surfaces.


  • The flags will be removed from the flag poles at the end of March 2020. The Council will retain ownership of the flags and store or redisplay as it sees fit.

Submit your design