Final countdown for flag submissions

  • 16/07/2015

Crank out your computer and get the creative juices flowing: it's the final countdown to submit your flag designs.

Kiwis hoping to get their design flown as the New Zealand flag have until 11.59pm today to put in their proposal.

Over 5000 designs have been submitted so far, but those will be narrowed down to a long list of 50-70 designs by the Flag Consideration Panel.

The long list will be out by mid-August and the final four alternatives will be chosen by mid-September.

The designs already submitted feature koru, kiwi and chocolate fish, and some of the more unusual creations have made headlines overseas.