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image by Pascal Gross, 30 June 2001
From city website:
The winning design was selected from 38 entries that were submitted during the four-month-long contest. The judges included two art teachers, City Councilman Johnny Montoya and the city's graphics consultant, Joan Risdon, of Absolute Graphics.
The winning design, which was enhanced by Risdon, shows a brilliant yellow sun, surrounded by blue sky, dropping behind the northern edge of the purple White Tank Mountains. A blue S in Surprise embraces the sun and mountains.
Conradt and his wife moved to Sun City Grand about a year and a half ago. He is a former engineer with telephone companies in Minnesota and Colorado. Among his hobbies is painting and he said he especially enjoys working in acrylics.
The design, which was presented to City Council on Feb. 8 (2001), will be used in variety of marketing and promotion projects for the city.
"It took the judges three sessions to narrow the field of entries to three," said Montoya. "The competition was really tough. We had entries from children and adults. The entries were very colorful, and they came in many different forms. One of the finalists came in as a piece of embroidery."
The last flag used by the city was adapted from a design created by former city manager Richard McComb and enhanced by Sun City West designer Don Ellis.