In general a flag must bear a logo or symbol representing a specific organization and/or the name of the organization. It must represent and identify a specific organization, not be a flag of general nature or a flag sponsored for a cause. It must be unique to that organization or business. Flags must be mounted for public display, usually on a flag pole which may be either freestanding or mounted on a building or other structure. Flags that are mounted on a flat surface, draped, or used in a decorative fashion are not eligible.
All flags must be on permanent display at an identifiable location. Flags put up for special events or other temporary purposes are not eligible.
EXAMPLES OF QUALIFYING FLAGS
governmental agencies such as park departments, fire departments, etc.
holiday or decorative flags and banners
special event or seasonal flags
banners and pennants
flags promoting a cause
any flags representing a political/governmental entity or division
BANNER or FLAG
Flags are officially adopted by a organization or business to represent and identify it, and are usually displayed flying horizontally in the same way that national, state, or municipal flags are.
Banners, may have the name of the business or organization, but are not official flags, and are often displayed in groups, mounted vertically, and are used more as advertisement and promotion rather than general identification.
There are exceptions, of course, but this is the general difference. Here are a few examples of banners that are NOT ACCEPTED:
UNIQUE WAYMARK RULE
Since many organizations have multiple locations, and therefore multiple examples of a specific flag, only ONE instance of any particular flag will be accepted into the category. Each flag must be unique in design; a difference of size, for instance, does not qualify a flag as a unique entry. So, it is important to browse or search the category to see if the flag you want to submit already has a waymark. If two or more waymarks are submitted before one of them is accepted and approved, the one with the earlier submission date/time will be accepted.
NOTE: A list of organizations already waymarked will be maintained on this site, and kept as current as is reasonably possible.