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The Vexillology Wiki's first contest concerns flags for Middle East-related states in three categories.

Rules Edit

  1. Have fun!
  2. Flags must be your own work, and preferably freely licensed.
  3. A backstory of the flag would be great, but is not required.
  4. A deadline will be set after five flags have been submitted.

To talk about the contest itself, contact Bozistan or leave a comment at the bottom of this page.


How to submit a flag Edit

Upload an image using Special:Upload (you'll need a Wikia account to do that), then add it to a section below using the following format (in wikitext), filling in the parts in italics:

==== Entity by Name ====
<gallery>
File:Filename.ext|Entity flag proposal by Name (date)
</gallery>

Description/explanation of the flag.

~~~~

Due to the need to add a signature, it is not possible to submit or comment with VisualEditor only.

Categories Edit

Current national flags Edit

Redesign a flag for an existing country in the Middle East. This includes the countries of the Arabian Peninsula, Iran, Turkey, Egypt and countries in between.

Egypt by Hans Edit

On the transition from a monarchy to the current republic in the 1950s, several flags for Egypt were proposed, each combining the red-white-black Arab Liberation tricolor (which the current flag of Egypt shares with Iraq, Sudan, Syria and Yemen) with the former flag of the kingdom (green with white crescent and stars). This version has the monarchical flag in a circle in the center.

Hans (talk) 16:03, September 27, 2016 (UTC)

Egypt by ZeekLTK Edit

This flag utilizes the existing red/white/black format, but also includes the green/white crescent moon and stars. The triangle coming from the bottom represents a pyramid, which Egypt is famous for.

ZeekLTK, December 5, 2016

Colonized flags Edit

Create or redesign a flag for a real historical Middle Eastern colony. For example, the British and French possessions, or territories of the Ottoman and other Islamic empires.

Fictional & short-lived country flags Edit

Make a flag for an established non-existing country, micronation or alternate history country in the region, such as the Republic of Wadiya (from the movie The Dictator), or a real country that only existed for at most a few years, such as the United Arab Republic.

Islamic Republic of Iraq by Bozistan Edit

A flag of 1991 Uprising flag for a Shia revolt that beat Saddam in 2003 with the help of Iran. Bozistan (talk) 01:27, August 17, 2016 (UTC)

Why the change in text? I don't know Arabic, but it seems the Takbir ("God is Great") is replaced with the first part of the Shahada ("There is no god but God"). The actual 1991 flag for reference. Hans (talk) 10:52, August 18, 2016 (UTC)

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