Author: Philip Tibbetts.
Rationale: The cross with a tapered point alludes to the crosses in the De La Warre family coat of arms and thus the origin of the state’s name. The cross is placed on its’ side with the point towards the fly and the fly is then given three tails. In the first quarter is charged a Blue Hen Rooster which recognises the official state bird and one of the state nicknames. Its placement in the first quarter also honours the fact that Delaware was 'the first state'. The rooster and the cross are in Colonial Blue whilst the field is Buff, the official state colours. The Scandinavian style construction of the cross, the three tails and the blue and yellow-buff colour scheme allude to the colony of New Sweden of the areas’ history.