National Junior College Athletic Association logo

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National Junior College Athletic Association is the name of a sports organization, established in the United States in 1938 for student-athletes from all over the country. Today the association has more than 500 members from 24 states.

Meaning and history

National Junior College Athletic Association Logo history

National Junior College Athletic Association is one of the oldest Inter-collegiate sports associations in the USA. Founded in 1938, by today it has grown into a really huge organization, composed of more than five hundred colleges from all over the United States.

The sports teams from the colleges, attending to the Association, compete in various sports disciplines (16), including the most popular in North America Baseball, Basketball and Football, along with “outsiders” of the most popular kinds of sports list, Track and Field, Half Marathon, and Wrestling. The association is divided into three divisions, and some disciplines are only available for the clubs from Division I.

What is National Junior College Athletic Association?

National Junior College Athletic Association is an American governmental organization, created at the end of the 1930s for colleges and their students to take part in championships in different sports disciplines. Today the association is composed of 525 college members from all over the country.

As for the visual identity, the style and mood of the NJCAA badge were created in 2005 and has always been followed by the organization, although its execution varied, and the logo has undergone several redesigns, from fly and key version to a bold three-dimensional one, and back, but with some color and shape alternations.

2005 – 2008

National Junior College Athletic Association Logo 2005

The central bit of their older logo was the ‘NJCAA’ acronym, written in tall, capital letters. They were all proportionally diminished in length at the expense of the bottom, meaning the lower line gradually elevated. The letters were dark blue and outlined in white and red. They were then placed onto a circle with a blue ring near the edges. That’s where they placed the full translation of the acronym in normal white letters.

2008 – 2020

National Junior College Athletic Association Logo 2008

With the redesign of 2008, the circle shape was turned into a shield form, the color palette was simplified to a combination of white and blue, yet the style was switched to a three-dimensional and gradient one. The inscription banner, set over the circular medallion, was set in a glossy metallic and blue scheme, with light accents, making it voluminous and fresh.

2020 – Today

National Junior College Athletic Association logo

A shield, the core element of the National Junior College Athletic Association logo from 2005, was brought back to the badge designed in 2020. The shield here doesn’t have a retro look, though, – it has an unusual asymmetric shape, which makes the emblem highly recognizable and dynamic.

The lettering “NJCCAA” goes across the shield, and there’s also the full name of the organization in smaller letters below. The NJCAA logo combines blue and silver gradients.