Time to get entries in for The Sign Awards

With just a few days remaining before the 16th December deadline, the organisers encourage you to head over to www.thesignawards.com to enter your nomination.
Jake Adams of Trade Embroidery, Colin McDermott (the Online Print Coach and Lindsey and Matt Hanley of M-TWO, enjoying a pre-show drink last year.

After a 4 year hiatus, the UK & Ireland signage industry will come together to recognise and celebrate the best of the industry at a brand-new event

The art of sign-making is as important today as it has ever been. While new technology has clearly had a major impact on the industry, there is still something special about the physicality and impact of great signage. 

“The joy of signage is that it is designed to be seen by as many people as possible. That’s its job!” said event marketing manager, Ira Kovtiuh, adding, “This is also why we see so many people and companies proudly showing images of their signs on social media. And now, sign-makers and their customers can gain even more recognition and publicity for this great work by entering The Sign Awards.”

Over ten categories, the organisers aim to celebrate all that is great about the sign industry. They aim to bring the industry back together, sharing ideas and innovations and recognising its amazing achievements at a gala ceremony in central Birmingham on Wednesday 22nd March, during the Sign & Digital UK exhibition.

Entry to the contest is free and open to manufacturers of signage from anywhere in the UK and Ireland. Judging is blind and impartial and will be carried out by an international jury of experienced signage industry professionals.

Categories aim to cover all areas of sign-making and each application should take no more than 15 minutes. The deadline is 16th December.

Categories include

Architectural Sign – We’re looking for powerful, stand-out examples of architectural signs that perfectly fit their environment.

Interior Decor – Here we’re looking for internal branding schemes which use various processes to deliver an outstanding result.

Wayfinding Scheme – We’re looking for wayfinding schemes that complement their environment whilst being clear for those seeking information.

Illuminated Sign – We’re looking for the best examples of stand-out illuminated signage, either indoor or outdoor.

Roll-out – Roll-outs and multi-site projects come with their own unique set of challenges. Tell us how you’ve delivered against the creative brief whilst overcoming obstacles.

Traditional Sign – This category will recognise the true craftmanship that goes into traditional signs such as neon, gilt, sign-writing or carpentry.

Sustainability in Signage – This award will recognise a company that has taken significant steps to reduce its environmental impact.

Young Sign-maker – This award recognises a sign-maker under the age of 25 who has shown great promise and has a big career ahead of them.

Industry Champion – This award will recognise an individual who has been championing the industry for 10+ years.

Company of the Year – Two awards will be given here:
– Under 30 employees
– 30+ employees

Birmingham Town Hall is the iconic venue for The Sign Awards 2023

Ira Kovtiuh concludes, “After the success of the UK Graphic Awards, we are really excited to be bringing back an award just for the sign industry. We think it is important and we hope you will too. Entries are easy to complete, and we can’t wait to see all the great projects that this wonderful industry has been working on over the last year.”


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