Pittsfield Launches Contest For City Flag

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Pittsfield wants its own flag. A contest is under way for residents to design a city flag in conjunction with 250th anniversary celebrations.

Entrants have until March 1 to submit their design to the city's cultural development office at the Lichtenstein Center for the Arts.

A panel of judges will whittle down the submissions to five finalists. Those five will be posted on the city's website, so the public can vote for the final design.

City officials will announce the winner in late March and the banner will be formally unfurled during the 250th kickoff celebration April 29.

State Sen. Benjamin Downing tells The Berkshire Eagle that Pittsfield is one of 31 cities and towns in the state that don't have an official flag hanging in the Statehouse's Great Hall.

This program aired on February 7, 2011. The audio for this program is not available.