Checkered Flag 🏁 symbol in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook

Insert the Checkered Flag 🏁 into Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint or Outlook.  Plus other alternatives available in modern Microsoft Office like icons or stock images.

As its name suggests, the Checkered Flag emoji 🏁 shows a flag with a black-and-white checkerboard pattern. It’s often used to represent vehicle racing, challenges, or accomplishments.

How Checkered Flag 🏁 looks in different fonts.

Here’s some examples of how Checkered Flag 🏁 looks in common Office fonts.  Only Segoe UI Symbol font shows a true ‘flag’ on a pole.

Other Checkered Flag choices in Office

If the different checkered flag symbols or emoji aren’t right for you, there are other possibilities within modern Office.

Insert | Icons then search for ‘checkered flag’ or just ‘flag’ to see two options.

Insert | Pictures | Stock Images also has some checkered flag options.

Checkered Flag 🏁 codes

These are the important code numbers or values you’ll need to enter the Checkered Flag or 🏁

Decimal:  127937  Hex:   1f3c1

Web:  🏁 or 🏁

(web codes aren’t used in Microsoft Office, we’ve included them for the sake of completeness.)

Word and Outlook

The Checkered Flag 🏁 emoji does NOT have an inbuilt shortcut in Word.

Use the standard Word Alt + X symbol shortcut 1f3c1  + Alt + X

Once in a document you can copy it to AutoCorrect and make your own shortcut.

Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook

Insert | Symbols | Symbol and look for the Checkered Flag emoji.


In Windows there are several shortcuts to enter the Checkered Flag 🏁 emoji into any program, but they use a numeric keypad, not the number row above the letters.

Alt + 127937  

Window 11/10 Emoji Panel

The Windows 11/10 Emoji Panel has the Checked Flag emoji.  Use Win + . (period/fullstop) to open the panel.

Choose the Emoji tab (the second of the top row icons). To find the flag, scroll down the list, or you can search for the name in the search box.

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Windows Character Map

The Windows Character Map does not have the checkered flag emoji.

MacOS and Office for Mac inserting characters

On a Mac, to enter the Checkered Flag 🏁 emoji:

  • Command + Control + Spacebar shortcut to open the Character Viewer.  
  • Search for “Checkered Flag “and the Viewer should find the emoji you need.

Despite the name Character Viewer, the Apple system tool will also insert characters into any program, including Office for Mac.

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