A Flag That Symbolizes Taiwan's Culture & Identity


Now that Taiwan is steadily on its way to becoming a fully independent sovereign normal country, it is time that the country’s flag represents that spirit of the people of Taiwan. Hence, FAPA is looking for your design ideas for a new flag that represents Taiwan’s subjectivity and identity.

Flag Design Principles

  • Try to keep your design simple. Ideally, a child should be able to draw it from memory. Avoid designs that are too complicated and busy
  • Ideally, images and colors should contain meaningful symbolism
  • Use no more than 3 colors
  • Avoid lettering
  • Be distinctive with your design. Taiwan’s flag should stand out and be recognizable
  • Ideally, flag designs should be iconic. To get an idea of what constitutes a good flag, please visit: https://nava.org/good-flag-bad-flag


  • Contest is open to all world citizens. All ages and artistic abilities are encouraged to submit a new flag design
  • Contest starts on February 28, 2023, and will remain open for 30 days. First, second, and third place winners will be announced in FAPA’s 40th-anniversary Banquet in Taipei on May 1st
  • Submitted designs should be in 3×5 proportions. Acceptable file formats include jpg or pdf.
  • Submissions must include the applicant’s name, contact information, and detailed description of the symbolism and/or explanation of design elements used
  • Designs should not be plagiarized
  • Each participant may submit 1 flag design
  • Submit your design to [email protected] by March 28


  • Winner $ 1,000
  • Runner Up $500
  • Third Place $250   (In US dollars)


  • NOTE that the winning design does NOT automatically become the new flag of Taiwan. Such a new flag will have to be chosen by the 23 million people of Taiwan through a democratic mechanism such as a referendum
  • All submitted designs will be reviewed and the winner will be chosen by FAPA’s Taiwan Flag Design Review Committee
  • Email [email protected] if you have any questions regarding this contest