Pride flags are flown across the country as a celebration of diversity and a visual symbol of inclusion and safety for those who are part of the 2SLGBTQQIA+ community.

We need your help to create a flag that represents the Two-Spirit and gender diverse community within the Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak (MKO) territory. This is an important step in creating inclusion, representation, and dialogue for the 2SLGBTQQIA+ community in the north. This flag will be honoured alongside all other flags used during MKO assemblies and gatherings.

A $1000 prize will be awarded to the winning pride flag design!

Submissions are due 11:00PM CST on July 14th, 2021.

We encourage everyone, particularly our youth, to submit their artwork envisioning a flag that represents our 2SLGBTQQIA+ community in the north.

Watch a video about this event here.

If you are interested in entering this exciting and special opportunity to promote inclusion and awareness, please follow the guidelines for entry submissions:


  1. Contest is open to individuals from the MKO territory.
  2. Entries must be the size of a standard sheet of paper (8.5×11 inches).
  3. Use meaningful symbolism that you feel honours and respects the Two-Spirit and gender diverse community.
  4. Be unique. Avoid duplicating other flags or using work from other artists/designers.
  5. Ensure your design will still work flipped horizontally onto the opposite side of the flag.
  6. Do not use text in the design, or logos from organizations.
  7. Do not sign or initial your artwork.
  8. Artwork must be solid colours with hard edges (no gradients, blurs or textures)
  9. Entry must be sent with completed submission details form (see page 2).
  10. Be creative, and have fun!!!


Online instructions:
Click here to upload your artwork and complete the submission details form.

Mail instructions:
Send your original artwork and the completed submission details paper form to:

ATTN: Pride Flag Contest – Natalie Thiessen
Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak Inc.
102-1700 Ellice Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3H 0B1


For more information, contact:

Natalie Thiessen
Graphic Designer and Illustrator
Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak Inc.
Phone: 204-583-0936
Email: [email protected]


MKO will acquire the intellectual property rights of the winning design and may adjust it and use it in future publications and event marketing materials.