Discover the grassroots process behind the creation of the new Topeka flag.

Call for Submissions - Summer 2018

Topeka Flag Submissions

To reflect Topeka’s changing identity, development, and opportunities, the city decided that it was time for a new flag. Forge, Topeka’s young professional group, formed a local flag-design contest allowing local residents to help choose the new flag. We received almost 300 flag design entries, from Topekans of all skill levels, ages, and backgrounds. 

Feedback Period - Fall 2018

Flag 1 Flag 2

Flag 3 Flag 4

Due to the large number of submissions, Forge asked a feedback committee to help narrow down the design ideas to their favorite four.

Final Designs - Winter 2019

Topeka Flag A Topeka Flag B

Topeka Flag C

Local designers created three designs based off of the four favorites of the feedback period.

Voting - April 2019

In early April, the three final designs were presented to the community and voted on. Almost 4,000 votes were cast over a week-long period.The Topeka community chose Option A as the official city flag. The current City of Topeka flag was unveiled at the State of the Community event on April 18th, 2019.

Topeka Flag A


The Topeka Flag is a Forge Initiative.