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Tampa International Airport Wants You To Name Its Big Flamingo!

Updated: Dec 7, 2022

If you've travelled through Tampa International Airport recently then you will already have seen the big flamingo in the airports Main Terminal, well, you can't really miss it to be honest!

The flamingo needs no introduction to many, but what it really needs is a name, and Tampa International Airport wants you to name the big flamingo.

The 21-foot flamingo, located in the Main Terminal, has become a meeting point and photo destination for travelers, tourists and locals alike.

This colorful, floor-to-ceiling sculpture created by artist Matthew Mazzotta is hard to miss.

Tampa International Airport Big Flamingo

While the formal title of the art piece is “HOME,” the artist and TPA agreed the flamingo needs a name – and one lucky winner will get the chance to name the iconic bird!

Along with christening TPA’s fabulous feathered friend, the winner of the free Name The Flamingo Contest will win some top prizes:

4 nonstop, roundtrip tickets for themselves and 3 companions on Silver Airways

A VIP Experience package to Busch Gardens, including 4 single-day admission tickets, 4 All

Day-Dining passes, 4 Quick Queue Unlimited passes, and preferred parking

A chance to bask in the limelight at a reveal event for the new name in TPA’s Main Terminal

Tampa International Airport Name The Big Flamingo

So, how does the contest work?

Well, right now, the public is invited to submit suggestions for the flamingo’s name at

The entry period will run until Tuesday, December 6, with one entry allowed per person.

Contest participants will be asked to briefly explain on the online form why they chose the name they are submitting.

After the contest closes, the Airport will select the top three names. The public will then have a chance to pick their favorite at beginning Monday, December 12.

The winning name will be revealed on Friday, December 16 on TPA's Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts.

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.

Contest details and the name entry form is at

Tampa International Airport Name The Flamingo Contest


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