As the City of Hannibal prepares to celebrate its 200th anniversary with a year of special events and celebrations in 2019, a logo contest was among the first events.

As the City of Hannibal prepares to celebrate its 200th anniversary with a year of special events and celebrations in 2019, a logo contest was among the first events.
The winning logo design was submitted by Hannibal resident Brandon Dopp.
Michael Gaines of the Bicentennial Logo Committee reported, “Dopp created an image which celebrates Hannibal’s Bicentennial and highlights some of Hannibal’s iconic images, including graphics of the Mark Twain Memorial Bridge with fireworks, the Mark Twain Memorial Lighthouse and a portrait of Mark Twain.”
Gaines explained that the logo committee was seeking an image that symbolizes Hannibal at 200. After a two-month submission time frame and two levels of judging by a total of 13 judges from Hannibal to Chicago, on Thursday, Dec. 21, the committee announced Dopp was the winner.
“His design will be used by the Hannibal Bicentennial Committee for marketing materials, including social media, websites, newspaper, magazine and TV ads as well as merchandising items,” Gaines said. “In addition to the notoriety of having his logo used locally and potentially seen worldwide, Dopp will be awarded a $200 cash prize sponsored by the Hannibal Arts Council.”
Twenty logo designs were submitted for the contest, Gaines added, and “Most designs were submitted by area residents, along with several submissions from the St. Louis area as well as one from Washington and two from Ontario, Canada. The contest was open anyone age 8 and up. Submitted pieces had to be original and feature an iconic Hannibal-related images such as landmarks, river scenes, street scenes and Mark Twain.”
Reach reporter Bev Darr at bev.darr@courierpost.com.