HANNIBAL, Mo. -- A logo for Hannibal's 2019 bicentennial celebration has been selected after interested artists were given two months to submit designs.
In total, 20 designs were up for consideration. Most were submitted by area residents, but some came from the St. Louis area, one from Washington and two from Ontario, Canada, as well. The panel of 13 judges used a two-tiered process to selected the winning logo created by Hannibal resident Brandon Dopp.
Dopp's logo features images of fireworks above the Mark Twain Memorial Bridge, the Mark Twain Memorial Lighthouse and a portrait of Mark Twain inside the number "200." For creating the winning design, Dopp will be awarded a $200 cash prize from the Hannibal Arts Council, and his logo will be used by the Hannibal Bicentennial Committee for marketing materials and merchandising items.
Hannibal will celebrate its 200th anniversary with a series of special events held throughout 2019. The bicentennial logo contest opened in late September, and anyone age 8 or older could submit original designs.