2011 ISA Sign Design Competition Winners
Gail Chiasson, North American Editor
For the second consecutive year, International Sign Association held its annual Sign Design Competition online, empowering members to promote their sign design project photos via their social media networks.
Winners were cosen in eight distinct categories.
This year’s contest received a 106% increase in the number of votes submitted, with more than 35,000 votes recorded. In addition, ISA displayed 40% more sign designs, with a total of 91 member entries. The contest categories included seven on-premise sign categories, as well as a Best in the Regions design winner, for the highest voted sign.
“We believe the fact that votes increased so dramatically is due to the sign industry’s increased adaptation to social media technologies,” says ISA’s Sarah Singleton, director of marketing. “We saw members promoting their sign designs on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, which resulted in a vast increase of votes.”
The winning sign designers are:
- Best of the Regions: Ramsay Signs Inc. / Heath Northwest, Portland, Oregon, USA Designer: Ross Hilden
- Freestanding Signs, Electric Category: 1st Place: Hyoco Distribution Inc., Irvine, California, USA Viva Las Vegas – Las Vegas, Nevada
- Freestanding Signs, Non-electric Category: 1st Place: Accel Sign Group Inc., Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA Designer: Jay Lambert
- Building Signage, Electric Category: 1st Place: Creative Sign Resources, Louisville, Kentucky, USA Designer: Rick Stemmler
- Building Signage, Nonelectric Category: 1st Place: Ansell & Porosa Signmakers, Newton Abbot, Devon, England
- Historic Reproduction: 1st Place: Ramsay Signs Inc. / Heath Northwest, Portland, Oregon, USA Designer: Ross Hilden
- Vehicle Graphics Category: 1st Place: Nagle Signs Inc., Waterloo, Iowa, USA Designer: Holly Friedman
- Wayfinding/Sign Systems Category: 1st Place: DaVinci Sign Systems, Windsor, Colorado, USA Designer: Casey Easton
ISA is a 2,000-member trade association. Its members are manufacturers, suppliers, and users of on-premise signs and sign products from the 50 United States and 60 countries around the world.