2024 Denton County Juneteenth Flag Contest

2022 winner – The Patterson flag
2023 winner – The Hudson flag

Contest history

Three months after creation of the national Juneteenth holiday, Juneteenth University initiated a contest to select a flag specifically for display in Denton County, Texas. The first winner was an 8-year-old resident of Lewisville, Texas. The winning entry for 2023 was submitted from Galilee Baptist Church of Sanger, Texas.  A contest is currently underway to select a flag for the 2024 celebration.  This 2024 contest was open to students at Calhoun Middle School in Denton, Texas.  Fourteen 6th grade students submitted designs for consideration. Each design includes the number 251 – the known number of enslaved people in Denton County, Texas who were emancipated in 1865. The winning design will be unveiled after the 2023 celebration concludes.

Why do we have our own flaq?

Our contest encourages contestants to study about the Texas state holiday (Texas Emancipation Day) and the national holiday (Juneteenth National Independence Day), and know the difference between the two. The flag is flown at outdoor events and displaed at indoor events across Denton County. Each year after Juneteenth, the flag is retired and a copy is given to the designer.

Help choose a winner for 2024!

Selection of the 2024 flag began in May of 2023. Anyone may vote for one, multiple, or all designs.  Only one vote will be accepted per devise. Votes will be accepted June 10, 2023 through midnight, June 20, 2023. The winner will posted on June 21st.