TED KAYE - PORTLAND, OR, USA
You have a powerful symbol in your flag.
Simplicity: the cross and four stars combine basic graphic elements in an elegant way. The “clocking” of the stars to point inward is unusual and compelling.
Symbolism: the memorable symbols bear multiple meanings, all related to the organization. Their orientation in an implied circle makes the design usable in a seal.
Colors: the three colors suffice, and come from the standard color set. In addition to the attributed meanings, the yellow-white combination evokes the Vatican flag.
No Lettering: the absence of writing or a seal enhances the effectiveness of the flag.
Distinctiveness: the black background is unusual, and I know of no other flags with a similar design—so it stands out.