Registration number 20150410A
This certifies that the heraldic arms of Celebrate Heraldry - International Heraldry Day are registered as an original design and described by the blazon below
In the first year of IHD, a contest was held to adopt a badge. Alexander Liptak (United States) won that contest and this badge has been the emblem of IHD since June 10, 2013. Thomasz Steifer (Poland) has provided free graphics since 2014 to promote IHD. His “Tree of Shields” displays 13 shield shapes displayed on an oak tree erased. The IHD organizers requested his permission to use this original art as a second badge. The Arms were developed using a loose combination of these badges, taking the color scheme from both and using the lion from Mr. Liptak’s badge and the oak erased from Mr. Steifer’s design and placing them on an Azure field. The lion is the most used animal charge in international heraldry and represents the nobility of this fine art. The oak tree, also a commonly used charge, represents the deep roots, growth and spread of heraldry over time. Emblazon of the shield graciously donated by Danilo Martins (Brazil).
Arms and Badges for use in the promotion and advocacy of heraldry across the world and in particular on International Heraldry Day, June 10th annually. International Heraldry Day (IHD) focuses one day each year when heraldry in all its forms is celebrated worldwide. Regardless of jurisdiction, geographic area, customs, favored styles and favored period, the community focuses on wider enjoyment of heraldry. The goal of the organizers is that eventually all heraldry enthusiasts will acknowledge the event in the years to come. The celebration was started in 2013 primarily by the International Association of Amateur Heralds (IAAH) who are an online community of heraldic enthusiasts (http://amateurheralds.com). A “grass roots” movement, started by Tomasz Steifer (Poland), a Fellow of the IAAH described the effort:
The International Register of Arms, 10th April 2015. Registration No. 0327 (Vol.2)