On January 19th, Governor Spencer Cox and Lt. Governor Deidre Henderson announced More Than A Flag, a public engagement initiative to gather input and design ideas for a new Utah State flag. Utah is a dynamic and modern state that has changed greatly over its 125-year history, and we need a flag that represents all of us, today.
A primary goal of More Than A Flag is to spark conversations about our common values, unite Utahns around our shared identity — an identity as culturally rich as our state — and to share that vision with the rest of the world. But we need to receive input from Utahns of all ages, backgrounds, and geographies.
Our young people are the next generation who will carry the flag, so students are essential to this process. We want students in your community to share their ideas, designs, and symbols for what Utah means to them.
We have developed some simple materials for teachers of all disciplines to use in their classrooms and for parents to participate at home. I hope you’ll share the following resources to make sure that your student voices are heard. The following materials are available at Flag.Utah.gov/getinvolved.
- Background Materials about More Than A Flag
- Kindergarten to 3rd Grade, 4th to 6th Grade, Middle School, and High School Educator Guidelines, Student Participation Tools, and Resource Lists
- Downloadable More Than A Flag Poster and Fact Sheet
- Downloadable More Than A Flag Submission Forms
- Suggested Booklist
Student submissions will be accepted through April 30, 2022 at Flag.Utah.gov.
Please direct any questions about this initiative to our outreach director, Katherine Potter at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to your participation in this important process to create a new state flag. Together, we can design a 21st century flag to represent a 21st century state.