Franklin Township

Franklin Township Flag Design Contest Rules


Franklin Township Flag Design Contest Rules:

1. Contest open to all residents of Houghton County. 

2. Design Rules: - Design to be colorful, using up to three colors and possibly other symbols.  - Colors should contrast well and come from the standard color set. - Keep the design simple. - Use meaningful symbolism: images, colors, or patterns should relate to what it symbolizes. - Be distinctive, avoid duplication of other flags. 

The year the township was formed, 1863 must be on the flag. - In your submission describe the meaning of each symbol and color used in the flag.

3. Flag submissions must be in color on legal paper (8.5”x 14”).  This size can be mailed in 12”x15 ½” envelope.    

4. If you have questions, please contact:

                Mary Sears:, 906-231-7205

5.  Deadline for flag design is to be received, by the township, by Wednesday, August 15, 2018. 

6. Judging will take place by Franklin Township Residents, Saturday, August 18, 2018 12:00pm-3:00pm at the Franklin Township Office.  Ballots will be available at the Township Office the day of the event.  In case of a tie the final selection will be the sole judgment of the Franklin Township Board. The township board reserves the right to narrow down the number of entries to be voted on.

7. Ballots will be tallied, and winner announced on Saturday August 18, 2018, with final voting by 3:00pm

8. Franklin Township reserves the right to accept or reject any or all submissions. In the event that all submissions are rejected a new date will assigned and the competition will be repeated.  

9. The winning design will be the property of Franklin Township and shall not be used without the written consent of the Franklin Township Board. 

10. The design selected will be transferred to a 3’x5’ flag for township use. 

11. Please complete the attached application form when submitting your flag design and mail to:

          Franklin Township Flag Competition

          49850 US41

          Hancock, MI 49930                 

12. The Resident submitting the winning flag design will receive a $500, second place: $100, Third place: $50

Franklin Township Flag Design Application and Release:

 We look forward to receiving your flag designs.  Please fill out the application below to be submitted with your flag design.  Deadline for design submission is: Wednesday: 08/15/18.

One submission per resident, please.  

Name of Resident submitting flag design: ________________________________________ 

Place name of resident on the back of the flag design.

Address: __________________________________________________________________

 City: ____________________________ Township: ________________________________

 Zip: __________ Phone: _____________________ 

Age (if under 18): __________

Explanation of Design: _______________________________________________________ 







Required Release:  If the design submitted to Franklin Township is selected as the winning flag, Franklin Township will become owner of all rights connected with the design.  Franklin Township will have exclusive rights to reproduce and distribute the work.  I understand that Franklin Township has the right to alter the final flag prior to reproduction. Franklin Township assumes no responsibility for art work submitted and will return them only if you provide a self-addressed envelope with postage.  Franklin Township is not responsible for loss or damage of entries.   

Signature: __________________________________________ Date: ___________________ 


Meeting Dates 2018 - 2019



FISCAL YEAR 4/1/2018 – 3/31/2019

Second Monday of Each Month – 7:00 P.M.


49850 US Hwy 41 

Hancock, MI. 49930


                        April 9, 2018               May 14, 2018              June 11, 2018 

                        July 9, 2018              August 13, 2018         September 10, 2018

                        October 8, 2018       November 12, 2018      December 10, 2018

                        January 14, 2019        February 11, 2019         March 11, 2019

                                                Other Monthly Meeting Dates

Quincy Fire Dept.---1st Monday                                 Ripley Fire Dept---2nd Tuesday

Boston Fire Dept.---1st Monday                                 Ripley Water-------1st Monday

Franklin/Quincy Water Authority…2nd Tuesday – Franklin/Quincy Fire Hall


Wastewater Meeting 6:30pm– Every other month, as needed (April 19, June 11, Aug. 13,

Oct. 8, Dec. 10, Feb. 11) Township Office

Upcoming Events

Monday, May 14 at 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Monday, Jun 11 at 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Monday, Jul 9 at 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Monday, Aug 13 at 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM