If you can do a great illustration of kale and strollers, you might be just the person to design a crest that represents Park Slope for a contest from UncommonGoods. The online retailer, which is based in Sunset Park, just launched the Brooklyn Flag Project, where artists can submit designs for Brooklyn neighborhood crests that highlight the distinctive characteristics of the area.
They’re looking for an original design that has “some specific story-telling” and shows how your neighborhood is unique — highlights of architecture, landmarks, history, changes that have happened over time, the sky is basically the limit (so neighbor Patrick Stewart could certainly fit in somewhere).
A panel of judges will pick their favorite designs in August, and then the public will be able to vote for their favorite online. The winner will receive $1,000 and an UncommonGoods vendor contract that will promise you royalties on the actual flags they will produce and sell. Runners up also get some cash, and consultation from guest judges.
Think you’ve got the best idea for Park Slope? Submit designs online through July 31!