Art students express creativity through the Chino Hills Flag Design contest

Naomi Lopez

 

Artists within the art community have jumped at the chance to participate in the Chino Hills Flag Design Contest, a contest keen on helping people all over the city express their creativity by adding some light to this county. 

The Flag Design contest is believed to be long overdue, and many share excitement as the people of Chino Hills set to redeem the flag.

“I participated in this contest as I thought it would be a fun way for me to test out my own design skills while, in a way, giving back to the community.” says senior AP 2D Design student Natalie Dinh,  “Before learning about flags, I thought nothing about our community flag before questions arose… I realized the complexity and laziness that I could see in the flag did not make it appealing at all.” 

Chino Hills has had the same flag for a long time now, so it’s great that people get to make a change. More students like Dinh participated in the contest, excited to rid the flag of its old design. However, there were some who were simply in it for the fun.

“It seemed like a fun challenge to partake in,” senior AP 2D Design student Nicole Turisno says, “I don’t feel like my design is worth winning. However, I care more about the experience of joining this competition and the exposure it provides me with, allowing myself to present my art to a wider ranged audience.”

Before learning about flags, I thought nothing about our community flag before questions arose… I realized the complexity and laziness that I could see in the flag did not make it appealing at all.”

— Natalie Dinh (12)

For some, this contest is an opportunity to get their art out in the world and to show the rest of the art community what art styles they like to experiment with. This contest helps students feel unique and inspired to create something new and wonderful for the city, and to show others that they can make beautiful and innovative things with their creativity.

“I believe the overall spirit of the city is very much defined by how the city views our own flag and the meaning behind it.” says senior AP 2D Design student Steven Lin, “From what I saw from other people’s designs, they were all very well thought out and there was evidence of details being put into it. ”

According to the citizens of Chino Hills, the old flag is boring, lazy, and just forgettable. So, the Chino Hills Flag Design Contest has allowed the community to input their ideas into a new flag, in which they can give the city a new meaning and excitement towards a flag that can truly represent the spirit of Chino Hills.