Oops: PBA pulls out winning All-Star logo after similar design surfaces
ABS-CBN Sports on Mar 16, 2018 04:46 PM
Oops. A concerned fan brought the issue to light after posting a similar logo for an e-sports event (left). (Photo from PBA.com)
The PBA has pulled out the All-Star Games logo, and disqualified its designer after a similar emblem for an e-sports event was discovered.
"The committee in charge of the 2018 All-Star Week on Friday declared that the winner of its logo contest has violated the rules of the contest," the PBA said on its website Friday.
The development came just a day after releasing it as the official logo of the mid-season festivities.
The logo design contest was part of the PBA's a bid to help the All-Star festivities gain more fan insterest and participation.
The committee learned about the issue after a concerned fan shared a logo that looked eerily similar to the winning entry.
Another round of selections will take place to determine another logo.
When the contest was announced, it was said that the winner will score an "all-expense paid trip for two to one of the three legs where the All-Star week will be held, namely Digos in Davao, Batangas City, and Iloilo."