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[International Island Games Association flag]
by Juan Manuel Gabino Villascán, 18 April 2013

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IGA emblem and flag

Constitution of the Island Games Association

Section 4.


    4.4   The symbol of the IGA shall consist of the initials IGA in white letters outlined in black with each letter set inside a gold Celtic diamond which will be linked together to form a chain. The letters and diamonds will be superimposed upon a background consisting of the top half in white representing the sky, the bottom half in six lines of blue representing the sea. The whole will be placed in a further diamond edged in green to represent the land.

    4.5   The symbol is the property of the IGA and should not be used for commercial purposes except with the approval of the Executive Committee.

    4.6   The IGA chain consisting of three gold Celtic diamonds linked together, in which the initials IGA are set and which form part of the symbol of the Association may be incorporated into the Logo designed for any particular Games.

    4.7   The Games Flag shall consist of (a) the upper and lower horizontal quarters of sky blue with (b) bound therein the centre half of emerald green which is edged above and below by a thin band of sea blue and (c) set within the centre are three gold Celtic diamonds linked to form a chain. This flag shall be raised at the Opening ceremony and shall be flown throughout the period of the Games on a flag pole provided in a prominent place within the main stadium.

Reported by Juan Manuel Gabino Villascán, December 21, 2004.

According these photos taken from the opening ceremony of the 2011 Isle of Wight Natwest Island Games here I attach some minnor corrections in the diamond's shape.
Sources:  (click at any particular photo)
The full IGA constitution could be found here (pdf document):
Juan Manuel Gabino Villascán, 18 April 2013

Previously reported IGA flag

[International Island Games Association flag]
by Juan Manuel Gabino Villascán

IGA member islands

Section 1 - Membership

    1.1   Membership shall be open to Islands whose application for affiliation has been accepted by the IGA.

    1.2   Applications for membership shall only be considered from an Island which has established a properly constituted Games Association within its territories.

    1.3   Application for membership of the IGA shall be submitted to the General Secretary of the IGA on the official application form duly completed and signed.

    1.4   There will be no more than twenty-five Member Island Associations in the IGA.

    1.5   The Executive Committee shall be proactive in their search for future Members of the IGA rather than waiting for applications to be submitted and dealing with them on a first come first served basis. The Executive Committee shall in making recommendations and the IGA in making decisions shall look to greater diversity in relation to culture, language, location and size of a particular Island applying for membership.

    1.6   An Applicant Island must meet the following criteria:

    (a)    the Applicant Island must be surrounded by sea water; and

    (b)    the Applicant Islandís geographical situation must be shown to inhibit regular and ready access to participation in competition in other communities; and

    (c)    the Applicant Island must be able to adequately compete in at least two of the listed sports; and

    (d)    the Applicant Island would not normally be accepted if the resident population exceeded 125,000 inhabitants at the time of its application; and

    (e)    the Applicant Island should be able to regularly attend the Island Games; and

    (f)    the Applicant Island must have an established Association which shall consist of 2 or more of the governing bodies of the sports in its island which are listed sports in the Island Games - each governing body shall be affiliated either directly to the International Federation governing its sport or indirectly through a National Governing Body; and

    (g)    the Applicant Island must recognise the official language of the Island Games is English; and

    (h)    the Applicant Island must meet the cost for at least two representatives of the Executive Committee to visit the Applicant Island prior to its application being placed before the Annual General Meeting.

    1.7   Application for membership will be reviewed by the Executive Committee of the IGA which will then make a recommendation to the Annual General Meeting of the IGA in respect of such application.

    1.8   An application fee of such amount as may from time to time be determined by the Annual General Meeting shall accompany all applications for membership. Should membership not be granted the fee shall be returned to the Applicant Island.

    1.9   Membership of the IGA shall become effective immediately following the conclusion of the Games at or after the Annual General Meeting at which the application was accepted by Special Resolution

    1.10 A Member Island Association shall at all times comply with the Memorandum and Articles of Association and Constitution and all Operational Guidelines By-laws and other documents adopted by the IGA or its Executive Committee.

    1.11 Membership of the IGA may be suspended or terminated by Special Resolution of an Annual General Meeting on a proposal put forward by the Executive Committee.

Reported by Juan Manuel Gabino Villascán, December 21, 2004.

The International Island Games Association is made up of 25 (Menorca, Spain joined in 2004) members who meet every two years to compete in friendly competition in 15 sports. The last Games were held in Shetland in 2005 with the next Games being held in Rhodes in 2007.

The 24 members are:

  1. Aland                             ALA
  2. Alderney                        ALD
  3. Bermuda                        BER
  4. Cayman Islands              CAY
  5. Falkland Islands              FAL
  6. Faroe Islands                  FAR
  7. Froya                             FRO
  8. Gibraltar                         GIB
  9. Gotland                          GOT
  10. Greenland                      GRE
  11. Guernsey                       GUE
  12. Hitra                              HIT
  13. Isle of Man                    IOM
  14. Isle of Wight                  IOW
  15. Jersey                            JER
  16. Menorca                        MEN
  17. Orkney                          ORK
  18. Prince Edward Island     PEI
  19. Rhodes                          ROD
  20. Saaremaa                      SAA
  21. Sark                              SAR
  22. Shetland Islands             SHE
  23. St. Helena                      STJ
  24. Western Isles                
  25. Ynys Mon                     YSM

International Island Games Association
Reported by Juan Manuel Gabino Villascán, December 21, 2004.