Signarama Sign Awards 2017

Awarding high standards of design and excellence in sign making.

Contributing to Signarama sign awards isn’t just about showing off your best work and collecting prize money. It contributes to the development of the Signarama brand as we can use your projects in marketing materials and on media outlets.

It also can bring a sense of pride among your team and enhance client relationships. Who wouldn’t want to do business with an award-winning sign company?

All entries will be judged by a 4-person panel, including members from 2 Vendors from our supplier network, as well as 2 corporate staff members.

Note: 2017 has a new entry process

  • All entries must be submitted online
  • Only signs produced between 1/1/2016 thru 2/1/2017 are eligible
  • Photos need to have the filename: Category#_storename_pic#
    • For example, the Orlando store submits 3 photos for Target under Category 5
      • Filename examples:
        • 5_OrlandoFL_01.jpg
        • 5_OrlandoFL_02.jpg
        • 5_OrlandoFL_03.jpg
  • When submitting multiple photos, please upload them in a single zip file

If you have taken pictures during the year it shouldn’t take long. Remember to avoid reflections, people and cars. The photos should be take on location and not in the showroom, they should show the setting and the elements that make up the sign. Illuminated signs are best taken at night using a tripod. The quality of the photograph heavily influences the judging process.

Categories and Criteria

  1. Vinyl – Non-Digital: Signage predominantly made from cut vinyl and may include signs on walls, banners, shopfronts and general signage. This category excludes vehicle wraps.
  2. Vehicle Graphics: Includes full, partial, stylizing vehicle graphics. This award recognizes the specific skill required to design and apply signage known as “vehicle body wraps”. Vehicles may include cars, vans, buses, boats, trucks and bikes.
  3. Electronic, Neon & Illuminated: Cover the full gamut of electrical and illuminated signage, including LED technology, neon signage, illuminated light boxes, architectural applications, advertising signs, etc. Entries must include day and night pictures.
  4. Digital Print Output: May include wall décor, canvas, flex faces, light box faces, banners, posters, etc.
  5. Original In-House Design Concept: Sign concept must be designed and developed in-house
  6. Directional Wayfinding: Overall directional, wayfinding or statutory signage projects may include proprietary or non-proprietary signage systems or products, and signage can comprise of any form.
  7. Self-Promotion: Promotional work of any type, e.g. banners, freestanding signs, walls, vehicles, etc. that are created with Signarama brand compliant frameworks, for self-promotion with no budget constraints or commercial value to a client. This category rewards any skill set to promote your business.
  8. Router Output: Needs to be produced on a router (not necessarily in-house) and can be a sign, logo, image or output produced (excluding engraving), where a sign, graphic or image is the main subject.
  9. Laser Engraver: Needs to be created on a laser engraver (not necessarily in-house) includes awards, signage, promotional products, point of purchase, logos, etc.
  10. Branding/Rebranding: Looking for consistent quality of concept, design and execution across several touchpoints of a brand across multiple locations.

The entry deadline is February 17, 2017

If you have any questions, contact Rachel Toedter at rtoedter@ufgcorp.com

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