The logo of the Evergreen Premier League (EPLWA) has won the vote as best league logo in the first LOGO WARS: League Edition hosted by goalWA.net. The EPLWA logo edged out the Western Indoor Soccer League (WISL) logo, 53% to 47%.
Sixteen logos from leagues that have clubs in the state of Washington began battle a few weeks ago. The WISL logo went in as the top seed and made it all the way to the final, while the EPLWA logo was seeded 6th and knocked off NWSL, PDL, and NWPL logos on the way to the final.
The EPLWA logo (designed by Timothy Hamilton in 2013) is clean, modern and yet does indeed seem as if it has been around for a while. It is instantly recognizable. There is no doubt that it represents soccer, and the state of Washington.
There is also a “secret message” in the logo. The state of Washington is known for its drastically different climates. Some even say the state has a “dry side” and a “wet side” thanks to the Cascade Mountain Range. The EPLWA logo represents this with Green on the “wet coast” and Light Blue on the “sunny” side of the state (east.) Dividing the state imagery, but uniting us in sport, is a soccer player right in the middle.
The Evergreen Premier League is an elite adult men’s amateur soccer league for college and post-college age players to feature their skills on hometown clubs throughout the state of Washington. The league’s mission is to cultivate “football club” culture while providing opportunities for coaches, owners, supporters, players and towns to enjoy the sport and all of the community-building it can bring. The EPLWA is a USASA Premier League awarded 4th Division USA status. The EPLWA is affiliated with the Washington State Adult Soccer Association, US Adult Soccer, US Soccer, the Washington State Referee Committee and FIFA.