What do YOU think should go on Leicestershire’s own official flag? What colour should it be? Yes, Leicestershire is the only remaining English historic county without its own flag, but now thanks to BBC Radio Leicester it’s going to get one! And you could design it!
The station is calling on their listeners to design a flag that will celebrate the county’s heritage and culture, so get your thinking caps on about what absolutely has to go on there The winner will be chosen by a judging panel of high profile experts and celebrities including Priya O’Shea (Bake Off 2019) Susan Whelan (Leicester City FC Chief Executive), Mark Oakley (Director of Inward Investment and Place Marketing) Rosemary Conley CBE, Philip Tibbetts (Communities Vexiologist at The Flag Institute) and Pete Wardman, Programmes Editor at BBC Radio Leicester.
Absolutely anyone can enter by visiting bbc.co.uk/radioleicester to download an entry form. The winning flag will then be officially registered, flown from public buildings and by anyone else who wants to express their love of our beautiful county. And you, well you will get all of the local glory knowing that it’s your design!
BBC Radio Leicester Editor Sophie Shardlow says: “Despite its rich history and long, proud tradition, Leicestershire has no flag. We want our listeners to design one and put our home county on the map in 2020!”
Priya O’Shea – 2019 Bake Off Contestant says: “Leicestershire is such a diverse county with so much to celebrate – great produce, sporting achievements, wonderful green spaces and historical sites. I’m delighted to be on the panel and I’m excited to see the entries, and the creative ideas that come forward from across the county!”
Susan Whelan – Leicester City FC Chief Executive says: “Given the sense of local pride that exists throughout Leicestershire, it feels appropriate that the design of a flag that represents the county’s rich history and distinct identity should come from within its diverse community. I feel honoured to have the opportunity to personally play a small part in contributing to that process, as Leicestershire raises its colours on the map.”
You don’t need to be a super skilled artist to enter and you can be any age. Find out how to enter over on the BBC Radio Leicester website.