The Belize History Association has new logo

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The Belize History Association (BHA) recently organized a Logo-Design Competition in order to attain a logo which would serve as a distinctive symbol for the organization. The competition was launched on January29th, 2015 and closed on February 27th, 2015. A total of 53 logos from across the country were received.

The logos were evaluated by a panel of judges comprising of the executive membersof the BHA, chaired by Mr. Francis F. Humphreys. The three judging criteria were: creativity, representativeness, and functionality.

It was concluded that theFirst Place Winner wasMr. Joel Cho from San Antonio, Toledo and the Second Place Winner was Mr. Jeremy Gongora from Yo Creek, Orange Walk. The two winning logos were merged to form one logo which is now the official logo for the BHA.

The package prize for first place includes a 7.0 Samsung Galaxy Tab 4, Wireless HP Printer, Wireless KlipXHeadset, and a Book Prize. The package prize for second place includes a $250.00 Cash Prize, and a Book Prize. Both winners will also receive a brief tour of the National Heritage Library and the Belize Archives Records and Services in Belmopan.

The BHA wishes to thank all the applicants who participated in the competition and encourages teachers, students, tour-guides, and history enthusiasts to join the BHA in its quest to promote and conduct research on Belize’s history. Here is an image and description of the winning logo.


BHA Logo Description



The logo is comprised of two main texts. In the outer layer is the full name of the organization: Belize History Association. In the inner layer is the abbreviation of the organization: BHA.


  1. 1.Maroon: While red typically denotes aggressive action, the maroon which is a variation of red represents careful and thoughtful action.
  2. 2.Gold: The gold was selected to represent the immense wealth and value of Belize’s history.
  3. 3.Blue: The blue color of the ribbon is indicative of the organization’s desire to persevere in its mission.
  4. 4.Black: The Belize map is designed in black to represent the resilience that is necessary to overcome the challenges of interpreting Belize’s history.
  5. 5.White: The full name of the organization and the magnifying glass icon is designed in white to signifythe organization’s neutrality in its approach to Belize’s history.


The BHA logo is comprised of four distinct icons.

  1. 1.In the outer circular layer of the logo is a blue ribbon which is employed to represent the BHA mandate to create awareness and celebrate Belize’s history.
  2. 2.At the center point where the ribbon breaks is a magnifying glass. This icon represents the BHA central intent to carefully continue to document and investigate the history of Belize.
  3. 3.In the inner layer of the logo is an open book which symbolizes the open-ended nature of history. It is also an invitation to encourage members to read, document, and investigate Belize’s history.
  4. 4.The Belize mapis embedded at the center of the book to reflect the intent of the organization to be as comprehensive in its approach to include the histories of all the people ofBelize.



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