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Committee Starts Selection Process

The National Flag Committee met yesterday to begin the process of going over the more than 1400 entries submitted during the competition, which ended on May 1. The Chair of
21 May 2015 11:18
Committee Starts Selection Process
Some of the National Flag Committee members with a leading international authority in the field of vexillology, Ted Kaye(left).

The National Flag Committee met yesterday to begin the process of going over the more than 1400 entries submitted during the competition, which ended on May 1.

The Chair of the Committee, Assistant Minister for Youth and Sports and Para-Olympic Champion, Iliesa Delana, said, “I’m very excited to meet the other members as we begin the search for the final design and am confident that we will work together as a team as we move forward.”

The minister reiterated that the committee would be able to draw on the full range of ideas submitted as they make the shortlist and that the final flag may be a combination of a number of entries.

The minister was joined by Ted Kaye, a leading international authority in the field of vexillology, along with the other members of the committee.

Mr Kaye said he looked forward to getting to know and working with the members of the Committee in the coming days as they narrow down the entries.

The other members of the Committee include Shaenaz Voss; Ilaitia Jikoiono; Shammi Lochan; Lenora Qereqeretabua; Manpreet Kaur; Niqa Tuvuki; the Tui Wainunu Ratu Orisi  Baleitavea; Agni Deo Singh; Craig Marlow; Jiko Matawalu and Dinesh Patel.

The committee gathered to discuss the overall criteria for choosing flag designs before considering each of the entries.

Several rounds of narrowing down the entries will take place to determine the final few designs.

Fijians will then be given an opportunity to make their comments through a special website and share their ideas with social media.

The final design will then be tabled in Cabinet before being submitted to Parliament for its consideration when it sits in July.  DEPTFO News

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