Wenatchee Wild Contest Winners!

The NAHL's Wenatchee Wild have decided the winners of their Icethetics logo design contest. Dozens of talented artists tried their hand at creating a new logo for the junior team. Now it's time for the big announcement!

Logo by Gary Cekus / winnerCompleting his trifecta, the winner of the third Icethetics logo design contest is Gary Cekus!

Unfortunately, the Wild were not satisfied with any of the submissions becoming their new primary logo. However, they did find a new secondary mark (left) which will be featured as a shoulder patch on the uniforms beginning next season.

Since the team did not select a new primary logo, Gary will be awarded the grand prize for his secondary mark. He gets a $200 cash prize along with a jersey and T-shirt featuring his logo.

But wait, there's more! The Wenatchee Wild will leave the door open for the rest of Gary's logo set by creating a specialty jersey that will be worn and auctioned off during the season. You can see all of his work here.

Logo by Ryan Muraro / runner-upIn addition, the Wild will award a runner-up prize to Ryan Muraro, whose logo designs may also be featured on a specialty jersey next season.

I'll keep you apprised of the team's plans to wear any special sweaters throughout the 2010-11 campaign.

Congratulations to both Gary and Ryan on their outstanding efforts! And a big pat on the back to everyone who took the time to submit artwork in this contest.