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Flag of Vidovec - Image by Željko Heimer, 15 September 2003
The Municipality of Vidovec (5,539 inhabitants in 2001, 874 in the village of Vidovec) is located 15 km south-west of Varaždin.
Željko Heimer, 13 January 2007
The symbols of Vidovec are prescribed by Decision Odluka o opisu i uporabi grba i zastave Općine Vidovec, adopted on 23 April 1998 by the Municipality Assembly and published on 2 May 1998 in the County official gazette Službeni vjesnik Varaždinske županije, No. 8. Decision Odluka o opisu i uporabi grba i zastave Općine Vidovec, adopted on 10 September 2009 and published on 11 September 2009 in Službeni vjesnik Varaždinske županije, No. 11, invalidates the previous Decision, although retaining the symbols.
The symbols are described in the Municipality Statutes Statut Općine Vidovec, adopted on 1 June 2006 and published on 8 June 2006 in Službeni vjesnik Varaždinske županije, No. 14. The Statutes Statut Općine Vidovec, adopted on 10 September 2009 and published on 30 September 2009 in Službeni vjesnik Varaždinske županije, No. 14, do not describe the symbols any longer, refering to a separate Decision that shall determine their details. The symbols are again described in the current Statutes Statut Općine Vidovec, adopted on 11 March 2013 and published on 12 March 2013 in Službeni vjesnik Varaždinske županije, No. 9 (text).
The flag is prescribed in Article 6 as "... in proportions 1:2, blue. In the middle of the flag is the coat of arms of the Municipality of Vidovec designed following the heraldic description."
The municipality issued a public competition for the design of the symbols. The conditions are more or less standard. Prizes were set to 5000 (ca. 1000 DEM at the time), 3000 and 1000 HRK and the deadline was set to 30 days (Varaždinske vijesti, 21 December 1994). The symbols were promoted on the ceremonial session of the Municipality Assembly held on 15 June 1996 (Varaždinske vijesti, 19 June 1996). Whether the promoted symbols were the same as those eventually adopted two years later is unclear.
Željko Heimer, 9 November 2013
Coat of arms of Vidovec - Image by Željko Heimer, 18 February 2003
The coat of arms is prescribed in Article 5 as "...in a shield shape. On the golden background of the shield is the full depiction of a cabbage plant, its aboveground parts as well as its underground parts, green."
Željko Heimer, 31 October 2013