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Municipal flag of Šentrupert, horizontal and vertical versions - Images by Željko Heimer, 21 June 2010
The municipality of Šentrupert was formed in 2006 by secession from Trebnje.
Željko Heimer, 15 June 2006
The flag and coat of arms of Šentrupert are prescribed by Decision Odlok o grbu in zastavi Občine Šentrupert (text), adopted by the Municipal Council on 15 April 2010, and published on 23 April 2010 in the official Slovene gazette Uradni list Republike Slovenije, 33/2010.
The symbols were designed by Alexander Hribovšek.
The flag is yellow with of blue square field placed next to the hoist, charged with the lion from the municipal coat of arms. Both horizontal and vertical versions of the flags are prescribed.
Željko Heimer, 21 June 2010
Coat of arms of Šentrupert - Image by Željko Heimer, 21 June 2010
The coat of arms of Šentrupert is "Azure a lion rampant or armed gules holding in his right paw a crescent increscent argent".
Lions are common in the coat of arms seen in the St. Rupert church; a lion appears in the coat of arms of the noble family Barbo ("Azure a lion rampant argent overall a bendlet or") and in the alleged coat of arms of St. Ema (or Hemma) in Valvasor's Armorial ("Per pale or three lions passant sable armed gules and azure a fess argent between three crescents pendant also argent").
Željko Heimer, 21 June 2010
The competition for the symbols of Šentrupert was announced on 18 March 2008 on the municipal website. I provide here a partial translation of the text.
The competition for design of basis for the coat of arms and the flag of the municipality of Šentrupert
Limited single-step invited competition for design of basis for the coat of arms and the flag of the municipality of Šentrupert
Introduction by the Mayor
The municipality of Šentrupert is a re-established municipality, that recently seceded from the previous municipality of Trebnje, to which it was incorporated in 1963. Until then the municipality of Šentrupert was independent, after the Second World War having the name of Rakovnik, as the name after a saint was considered politically inappropriate. The new municipality of Šentrupert is therefore now over a year old. In the second year of its activities, we are intending to celebrate the municipaity day, on 2nd June that was elected among eight proposals we gave to public in the local journal. It is the date of upgrade of the Church of St. Rupert [dedicated to St. Rupert of Salzburg, 660?-710, founder of Salzburg] [...]
We have invited five reputable designer agencies to this competition. [...]
Rupert Gole, the Mayor of Šentrupert
Contents of the Competition
The designers shall use in their work publicly available resources, and they have been given with this competition the following documentation for guidelines and assistance in the process.
[Image] The coat of arms of the Barbo family (from Valvasor's Armorial)
[Image] The coat of arms of Savinja Mark (from Valvasor's Armorial)
[Booklet] The Virtual Museum of Medieval Gothic Architecture (Gothic Mediterranean)
[Booklet (in German)] Heritage Trails - Auf den Spuren des Erbes von Dolenjska und Bela Krajina (Reisehandbuch 2003/2004)
[Map] Following the cultural heritage of Dolenjska and Bela krajina - Vesela Gora
[Map] Following the cultural heritage of Dolenjska and Bela krajina - Šentrupert
[Map] Pilgrimage of Ema - Dolenjska
[Map (in German and Italian)] Pilgrimage
[Book] History of the Parish of Šent Rupert na Dolenjskem (Ivan Steklasa)
[Book] Our history roots (Jože Zupan)
[Magazine] Šentrupert (Autumn 2007).
The Competition may be participated only by the invited legal persons.
The expert jury is composed of representatives of the municipality and experts from areas of graphic design, marketing, art history and ethnography as well as interested expert public.
The competition is open until 23 April 2008. [...] The opening the proposals shall not be public.
Željko Heimer & Pascal Gross, 26 March 2008