About the Birmingham flag

The flag of Birmingham is the flag of the city of Birmingham in England. A flag for the city that is freely flyable by the community was adopted following a public competition in 2015. The pre-existing heraldic flag is flown exclusively by Birmingham City Council and the new flag is for use by the public.

A competition to design a new flag for public use was held during early 2015 with 470 proposed designs being entered into the competition. The successful entry was announced on 23 July 2015 and was designed by 11 year old Thomas Keogh and David Smith. The new flag takes the form of a yellow bull's head, recalling Birmingham's Bullring, placed on a red field with an abstract yellow letter "B" on blue at the hoist which, when placed on its side, takes the form of the Roman numeral "M" (1000) representing the title "City of a Thousand Trades" which has been applied to Birmingham previously.