In 1927 the competition to design a flag for Alaska was
won by 13-year-old Benny Benson who got his inspiration from
Alaska's northerly position. The flag shows the large North
Star with the Great Bear below it. When Alaska was given
statehood in 1959 the flag remained the same. The stars are
the yellow color of natural gold and the field is the same
blue as appears on the Stars and Stripes. The width of the
flag to the length is in the proportion of 125: 177. The
diameter of the North Star is one-tenth of the width and
the stars of the Great Bear are three-fifths the diameter
of the North Star.
Annin state flags are made from 100% SolarMax nylon. This
material, developed especially for the flag industry, is
engineered to resist damage from the sun's UV rays.
Annin's outdoor state flags are stocked in sizes 12 X 18
inches, 2x3 ft., 3x5 ft., 4x6 ft., 5x8 ft., and 6 X 10 ft.
Larger outdoor sizes are available through our custom department.
Indoor flags with pole sleeve and gold fringe are available
in sizes 3x5 ft. and 4x6 ft.
Miniature desk flags are
available in sizes 4x6 inch and 8 x 12 inch.