The search for a new logo came to a conclusion at the 2022 AGM. The initiative started before Covid Pandemic lockdown with the committee asking members to submit drawings, ready for professional design, rather than full designs to replace the one in existence at that time.
Few ideas were forthcoming and until normal activity was renewed the initiative lay dormant until resurrected in 2020. The very small number of submissions on hand pushed the submission deadline back to mid 2021 hoping that more would be forthcoming and a good selection would be on display at the October Members Show.
A last minute call on the new website for more participation saw one or two more draft versions come from new members and they went on display.
The 2021 show was the first since 2019 so it was inevitable that member’s priorities were focused on the show exhibits and catching up with other exhibitors experiences over the preceding two years. The interest in the new logo was at best disappointing with only 14 members taking time and interest to register their choice.
The deadline was expanded again to the end of the year to enable more and updated designs to be received and for members to sent in their preferences after which time whatever was on the table would go forward for selection at the March 2022 AGM.
A big disappointment for the committee was that in spite of the membership activity recorded on the website there was no response made through the website contact address firstname.lastname@example.org regarding members preferred choice of design.
The result of the straw poll at the members show indicated that there was a clear leader with the Durrells design polling 43% and Jon Shortt next with 23%. Revisions were received from Jon and Mario Zahra and all the submissions viewed at AGM. A further poll was taken and 86% of attending members confirmed the Durrells design, with minor modifications to be made, as their preference for the new IGBA logo.
The committee send sincere thanks to all the designers for the time spent on producing full designs, any one of which would have been worthy winners.