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Tampa International Airport Reveal The Three Finalists In The Name The Big Flamingo Contest

Drumroll, please! The three finalists in the Name the Flamingo contest are...

Tampa International Airport Reveal The Three Finalists In The Name The Big Flamingo Contest

Back in November, Tampa International Airport held a contest to name the 21-foot big flamingo artwork that's located in the Main Terminal of the airport.

When the contest ended in early December, the airport announced that they had received over 65,000 entries!

After careful review and consideration by a team of judges, TPA has three finalists for its Name the Flamingo contest!

The judges worked through the more than 65,000 entries submitted from all over the world, narrowing the selections down to:

Cora - Submitted by Glorianne P.: “Because the official name of the art piece is ‘Home’, we can expand on that and consider the phrase ‘Home is Where the Heart is.’ Cora is short for Corazon, which translates to heart in Spanish."

Finn - Submitted by Braxton W.: "Finn the flamingo has the perfect ring to it. Every time I see a flamingo, it looks like they have fins on their feet that they forgot to take off. It always makes me laugh.”

Phoebe - Submitted by James M.: “A play on Phoenicopterus – the flamingo’s scientific name ‘Phoebe’ is also a playful alliterative to flamingo and means brilliantly inquisitive. The overall ‘Home’ sculpture is literally brilliant and reveals the flamingo’s inquisitiveness as it hunts for food in the shallows.”

Now, it's up to the public to decide the final winner.

To vote for your favorite, choose one of the three names at between Friday, December 30 and 11:59 p.m. on Monday, January 2, 2023.

The winning name that receives the most votes will be revealed after January 2.

Tampa International Airport Big Flamingo

Construction on “HOME” was completed earlier this year, with metal panels and lighting attached to the ceiling as part of the artwork.

This gives the illusion of being underwater while looking up at the flamingo

This iconic sculpture has garnered international attention and was built after being chosen among more than 700 art proposals submitted from around the world.

Tampa International Airport Big Flamingo


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