Everyone is familiar with the quintessential rows of championship banners typically seen hanging in high school and collegiate gymnasiums. While this sight may be commonplace, many people may not be familiar with the options available when it comes to banner design. Here are examples of 10 gym banner projects we have recently completed for our customers. These projects will help illustrate common approaches athletic directors are taking across the the country with their gym banners.
BALLINGER HIGH SCHOOL
Ballinger High School decided to go with add-a-year style banners for their basketball program. Rather than filling your walls with individual championship banners, add-a-year banners can be a great way to save wall space in a crowded gymnasium.
Adhesive-backed vinyl year updates are pre-spaced and easy to apply as future victories are notched. The Ballinger Bearcats also chose to alternate color schemes for the boys and girls teams, creating a unique look.
LANSING COMMUNITY COLLEGE
The Lansing Stars project consisted of both add-a-year and individual championship banners. While add-a-year banners work well for conference and regional wins, a larger victory such as a national or state championship is often deserving of its own banner.
The Stars also chose to place each type of win on alternating color schemes with sport icons for quick identification. One additional unique feature is the asymmetrical header mimicking the swoosh in the Star logo at the bottom.
RENAISSANCE ACADEMY CHARTER SCHOOL
The Renaissance Academy Knights banner project was also made up of both add-a-year and championship banners. This is a good example of a clean design that features on large, easy-to-read type. This banner also features a pennant, or chevron finish at the bottom which is our most-requested banner shape.
CRAWFORDSVILLE HIGH SCHOOL
The Crawfordsville High School banners are another example of a classic championship banner design. Crisp font choices and defined sections of text make these banners easy to read and look great.
NEWARK HIGH SCHOOL
Newark High School decided to a go with 4’x8’ championship banners, which is a little larger than typical. The most common size we sell are 3’x5’ and 4’x6’. The state championship win is visually reinforced by the outlined shape of New York state. In addition, the subtle curves at the top and shallow pennant at the bottom add visual interest.
CLIFTON HIGH SCHOOL
The Clifton Cubs gym banners are a little different than what has been shown so far. These add-a-line style banners are a good way to chronologically list accomplishments. When a banner fills up down the road, you can simply start another banner.
MADISON COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL
In addition to a standard basketball add-a-year banner, Madison County High School illustrates a unique take on a championship banner by not only listing the wins and record for the year, but also including a list of the team members and coaching staff.
DON PEDRO HIGH SCHOOL
La Grange, CA
Like the example above, Don Pedro High School includes a list of team members that helped earn their track & field conference wins. The vertical stripes of the layout works well to organize the large amount of information included in this design.
ROSEHILL CHRISTIAN SCHOOL
The Eagles of Rosehill Christian School display the common add-a-year and state championship banner combination in their gym. There are many details that make this design unique. The reverse pennant banner shape is a striking alternative to the standard pennant. Other subtle details are the Texas state outline and oversized sport icon faded into the background.
IDALIA HIGH SCHOOL
The Idalia Wolves banner project is a good example of a banner project that combines all three gym banner styles mentioned above (add-a-year, add-a-line, and individual championship banners). Even though the content for each banner is different, design consistency keeps everything looking unified.