May 2016 - New International HSP Logo

Last June I attended a meeting in Madrid where leaders of many HSP organisations around the world were in attendance. This meeting was organised by Frank McKeown who is the president of the Australian HSP Research Foundation. It was a very interesting three days and I made new friends meeting HSP’ers from USA, Spain, France, Switzerland, Italy, Denmark, Sardinia and the Netherlands.

Research was a major topic under discussion and particularly how all of our international groups can work together to help future research. During conversations, we all agreed that it would be a good idea to have a global identity for HSP support organisations and people with HSP everywhere. It will help with public recognition and demonstrate global unity in the quest to find effective treatments for the condition.

A working group of six was formed and we held two online competitions. One was to compile a tagline and one was to design a logo. There were hundreds of entries to both competitions and the tagline ‘Taking Steps Towards a Cure’ was unanimously selected as the winner. The working group whittled the logos down to our favourite six and then members of HSP organisations globally were invited to vote for their choice.

The winning design does not replace our existing logo but will be used alongside it. It will be shown on our website and future letterheads, newsletters and flyers. You may also notice that it is already displayed on the Australian website and I’m sure it’ll become a familiar sight. Thank you to all who voted. I personally think it was an excellent idea and I’m delighted with the result.

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