MONTHS after it launched a competition, Leys Community Market has chosen a new logo.
The winning design comes from mother-daughter team Megan and Leigh Bayley.
Their brightly-coloured design features fruit, vegetables and jams, as well as showing the market’s home of The Barn on Long Grounds, Greater Leys.
Leigh, 13, said: “The logo represents what products and services are available at the Leys Community Market.
“There are lovely jams, jellies, chutneys and cordials, there are awesome breads, lush pies and great children’s activities.”
Their logo came top out of 10 competition entries. The competition was launched in October last year.
Organiser Christine McDermott said: “It’s actually a combination of both of their entries.
“We’ve taken the wording and text from what Leigh had submitted and the design of Megan’s.
“It’s very bold, and it gives a very good, clear image of what we do.”
Explaining the delay in unveiling the winning design, she said: “The logo has been digitised by a local designer, Julian Durado.
“It took a lot longer getting it from a hand- drawn image to a proper logo than we thought.”
The market was set up in December 2012 by volunteers wanting to bring affordable local produce to the Blackbird Leys and Greater Leys estates.
Ms McDermott, from Greater Leys, said that the logo competition was an extension of the market’s ideals, adding: “It grew out of an idea looking to involve local people.
“We wanted the logo to be about what the market means to them.
“It was a chance for local people to contribute by finding an image that reflects the market, and to show their artistic talents.”
The entries were displayed at the market and shoppers were given the chance to vote for their favourite.
Ms McDermott said: “We went with voting rather than judging to capture that sense of people coming on board.
“It’s about being home-grown and encouraging community spirit, rather than it being done for them.”
- Do you want alerts delivered straight to your phone via our WhatsApp service? Text NEWS or SPORT or NEWS AND SPORT, depending on which services you want, and your full name to 07767 417704. Save our number into your phone's contacts as Oxford Mail WhatsApp and ensure you have WhatsApp installed.
11:20am Monday 28th July 2014
What do you think? We welcome letters from our readers on a wide variety of subjects and you can send us a letter through the blue headline above.
Our top stories
7:00am Friday 27th November 2015
TRAFFIC jams are now so bad in Oxford concrete is setting in the back of delivery lorries.
9:00am Friday 27th November 2015
FORGET Frozen and park the Playstation... traditional toys are back with a bang this Christmas.
8:30am Friday 27th November 2015
INTERNET users believe some people in Oxfordshire will still struggle to get superfast broadband despite £5.6m of new funding to roll it out to 4,600 homes and businesses.
8:00am Friday 27th November 2015
NEIGHBOURS have branded the £1,500 fine dished out to a boutique hotel owner over clay pigeon shooting “pathetic”.
6:30am Friday 27th November 2015
A CIVIC group has warned plans for up to 190 new homes at Wolvercote’s former paper mill could worsen traffic and air pollution in North Oxford.
6:00am Friday 27th November 2015
A STRANGER is just a friend you haven’t met yet – or in some cases, a friend you haven’t heard.