Children's Flag Competition

If your little ones are looking for something creative to do then we may have the answer!

Our flag competition is an ideal opportunity for young children to have fun designing a flag that will be used to decorate Poole during the Poole Maritime Festival in May.

Thanks to our flag sponsor, Flagmakers, fifteen winning designs will be made into full sized flags and flown throughout  Poole town centre before and during the prestigious European Maritime Day two day conference. They will be seen by residents, visitors to the area and approximately 1,000 delegates from across Europe.

Once the flags are taken down they will be given to the winning designers, together with a certificate, to keep as a memento of the part they played in one of the largest events to take place in Poole in recent years.

How can we take part?

The competition is now closed. Thank you all for your entries the winners will be announced soon!

What happens next?

All entries will be judged by a panel of judges that includes the Mayor of Poole, Cllr Xena Dion. The designers of the fifteen winning flags will be notified week commencing 17 April 2017.

Unfortunately it will not be possible to contact unsuccessful entrants or to return the flag drawings to those who entered the competition.


The children’s flag competition has been kindly sponsored by Flagmakers, who have been making flags for over 175 years. Visit