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Photo of Portland, ME flag (via BDN)

Inclusion of the Portland, Maine flag in the recent Roman Mars TED Talk has caused a rippling effect in the community. A Portland high schooler has teamed up with prominent vexillologists Ted Kaye (from the other Portland) and David Martucci (of Maine) as well as the Bangor Daily News to launch a design contest for a new city flag.

In response to the Roman Mars talk, Portland blogger and BDN journalist Seth Koenig cites the flag of Bath as a “shining example of effectively designed flags.” I was later interviewed by Koenig for another article on the same subject.

It certainly brings pride to me the Bath flag has been received so well. Hopefully one day my new home will have a beautiful flag as well! I have already submitted a few designs to the contest.