40 potential New Zealand flags revealed

New Zealand's prime minister John Key has been pushing to change the country's flag since winning his third term in office. As a symbol of national identity, he believes it's time the former British colony's flag reflected their independence.

An independent panel was challenged with finding a replacement design, with submissions welcomed by the general public. They have now narrowed down the 10,300 entries to 40 contenders.

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Dom Carter

Dom Carter is a freelance writer who specialises in art and design. Formerly a staff writer for Creative Bloq, his work has also appeared on Creative Boom and in the pages of ImagineFX, Computer Arts, 3D World, and .net. He has been a D&AD New Blood judge, and has a particular interest in picture books.