Official Indiana State Flag 2017 – Present
The Indiana State Flag design was adopted by the Indiana general assembly on May 11th, 1917. In 1916, to commemorate Indiana’s centennial anniversary, the general assembly requested the Indiana chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) to sponsor a contest to design a state flag. One hundred dollars cash was offered as prize money. More than 200 submissions were received and Paul Hadley was chosen as the winner of the contest. His original design remains as the official state flag today other than the addition of the word “Indiana” above the torch which was done by the state assembly upon adoption. The design consists of a gold torch that represents liberty and enlightenment and the rays surrounding the torch are symbolic of their far-reaching influence. The outer circle of 13 stars pays tribute to the original 13 colonies while the 5 stars in the inner circle are for the next 5 states to enter the union. The larger star above the torch brings the total number of stars to 19 and stands for Indiana being the 19th state to enter the Union. The Indiana state assembly passed a statute in 1955 standardizing the flag’s artwork design and size proportions.
Nylon is a durable, lightweight material that will easily fly in a light breeze and features bright, rich colors. The artwork is visible on both sides of the flag and the lettering reads correctly from one side only.
- Quality construction
- Bright colors
- One solid piece of fully printed, 150-denier nylon fabric
- Heavy canvas header with brass grommets
- 4 rows of stitching on the fly end to prevent premature fraying
- Flag size: 3’x5′