Indiana Indiana State Flag

The Indiana flag was formally adopted on May 31, 1917. Since, Indiana has maintained the same flag for the last 107 years.

The Indiana flag was voted 20th best out of 51 Flags ranked by the North American Vexillological Association.

The 2 main colors in the Indiana flag are #000F5D and #D59F0F. The Indiana flag width is 1.5 times the height. Standard flag size is 3 feet x 4.5 feet.

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The Indiana State Flag. Adopted by State Legislature on May 31, 1917.


#000F5D 93.6%
#D59F0F 5.3%
Percentage totals may not equal 100. Colors with less than 1 percent are ignored.


The Indiana state flag is a deep, beautiful blue. Across the surface of the flag is a design of nineteen gold stars with a burning torch in the center. Thirteen of the stars circle the outer side of the torch while a semi-circle of 5 stars appears below. Just above the torch a single star shines which was made just a little bit bigger than all the others. The star is meant to represent the state with the word “Indiana” printed above. There are six lines stretching from the torch to the edge of the flag. These are supposed to be beams of light.


Blue on a flag can mean peace, prosperity, freedom and patriotism. The thirteen stars, of course, represent each of the original thirteen colonies of America. The five stars in a semi-circle below the torch represent the states admitted to the Union just before Indiana. Of course, the big star with the word “Indiana” above it represents Indiana. The gold torch is a symbol of liberty and enlightenment. The beams of light away from the torch represent their far-reaching influence.


The Indiana state flag was officially adopted in 1917. Just a year before, in 1916, the State General Assembly decided to commemorate the state's one hundredth anniversary by formally resolving to adopt a state flag. They requested that a contest be held to design a flag. The contest was sponsored by the Daughters of the American Revolution. They offered an incentive of a $100 cash prize to make sure there were plenty of submissions. At that time, that would have been like offering over $2,000 as the prize. Naturally, there were plenty of submissions – over two hundred. The winner chosen by the Daughters of the American Revolution was a man named Paul Hadley. His design has been used ever since, with only a minor change. This design was then made into the official state banner on May 31, 1917. The General Assembly made a tiny change to the original design by adding the word Indiana, just over the top of the torch. In 1955, when the General Assembly met, they agreed on a statute which renamed the banner to be the state flag. The statute also gave specifications on the dimensions for the flag.

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