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NZSDA Award winners

The New Zealand Sign and Display Awards for 2007 were presented at a glittering ceremony in Invercargill on the 26th April.

Commenting on this year's awards, Robin Mansfield, a retired NZ sign industry executive for over 50 years and one of the three judges said that the quality of entries in computer orientated classes were extremely high, especially with designs produced with applications such as Photoshop, Corel Draw and similar programs.

He said, "It appears that the sign industry in New Zealand is becoming well grounded in the use of these tools in vehicle sign design. The complexity of some the vehicle wraps was evident. Overall quality of entries was high compared with last year when I was also one of the judging panel.

"The quality of entries in the hand crafted categories in the last few years has dropped. The number of entries in hand crafted work was less this year also. Very little gold leaf work in these categories. Watercolour work was average. The largest number of entries were in the vehicle class.

"The self promotional class displayed the natural skill of the sign manufacturer when given free reign. The commercial work place does not appreciate the extent of design flair in the sign industry which is unfortunate because a huge skill base is so under utilised.

"The amazing design work from apprentices bodes well for the future of the New Zealand sign Industry and the best design work was from female apprentices.

Chris Field from Field Sign, another of the judges said, "Overall, I was very impressed with the standard of entries for 2007 although there were quite a few in categories that they shouldn’t have been. Hedging their bets I suppose, but they didn’t stand much chance when we cut to the bone with what was important in an entry. Also, we had a purge on each category for work that was blatantly other peoples design for logos etc. Vehicles section had plenty of great application but no originality although the eventual medal winners were outstanding.This didn’t apply for ‘Out of House’ category of course. The standard here was great too, excellent examples of quality signwork.

"Digital Print design was always going to be hard to judge as we were looking at photographs only and we had to judge on how visual the entry was primarily, as opposed to how technical, although I was looking at this closely to compare the degree of difficulty if this could be applied over something that had more visual appeal.

"The hand crafted section had some amazing entries, the best I have seen. We culled the simple router cut letters entries and anything that was too computer produced to cut the wood from the trees and we believe the medal winning entries were absolutely first class this year.

"This is my first year as a judge, having been on the receiving end for many years so I had great pleasure in deciding who I thought was deserving of a medal this year. The task was enormous however and took many hours of deliberation. I believe those chosen to be extremely worthy."

The following are the winners.
It should be noted that: Gold was not presented in every category and multiple Gold, Silver or Bronze awards were also presented in some other categories.

Click here for larger images of the winning entries

Vehicles (Painted and Coloured Vinyl)

Icon Signs Ltd
Vehicles (Painted and Coloured Vinyl) - Sliqueline Maloo Ute
BRONZE MEDAL

Quaystone Signs
Vehicles (Painted and Coloured Vinyl) - Flash Electrical Van
SILVER MEDAL

Miller Studios Ltd
Vehicles (Painted and Coloured Vinyl) - “Active Furnishers” Vehicles
SILVER MEDAL

Vehicles (Digital and Wrapped)

Vision On Signs
Vehicles (Digital and Wrapped) - Crash Brokers Terios
BRONZE MEDAL

Signwise Christchurch Ltd
Vehicles (Digital and Wrapped) - Philip Bidwell Architecture – Dodge Calibre
BRONZE MEDAL

H & H Signs
Vehicles (Digital and Wrapped) - Foodtown/Woolworths “Online Grocery” Vehicle
SILVER MEDAL

Williams Signs & Graphix Ltd
Vehicles (Digital and Wrapped) - A Car for Edens
SILVER MEDAL

Gerald Horton Signs Ltd
Vehicles (Digital and Wrapped) - Golden Homes Fleet
SILVER MEDAL

G W Design Ltd
Vehicles (Digital and Wrapped) - Signworks Audi Station Wagon
GOLD MEDAL↓

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Exhibition Stands


Peek Display Corporation Ltd
Exhibition Stands - Bio Oil Stand
BRONZE MEDAL

The Old Sign Shop
Exhibition Stands - “Monty’s Garage”
BRONZE MEDAL

Peek Display Corporation Ltd
Exhibition Stands - Air New Zealand Stand
GOLD MEDAL↓

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Point of Sale Display


Elizabeth Taylor Graphics
Point of Sale Display - Big Save Palmerston North
BRONZE MEDAL

J B F X Ltd
Point of Sale Display - Mineshaft Gaming Room
BRONZE MEDAL

Miller Studios Ltd
Point of Sale Display - Lemon Grass Thai Malay
SILVER MEDAL

Icon Signs
Point of Sale Display - Superbowl X Frame Stands
SILVER MEDAL

Miller Studios Ltd
Point of Sale Display - “Union Grill”
GOLD MEDAL↓

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Glasswork


Frosted Glass By Design
Glasswork - Airport
BRONZE MEDAL

Speedy Signs Dunedin
Glasswork - Window of Fruition
SILVER MEDAL

J B F X Ltd
Glasswork - Heritage Village
GOLD MEDAL↓

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Neon & Illuminated

Signtech the Signmasters Ltd
Neon and Illuminated - Selwyn Street Medical
BRONZE MEDAL

Signtech the Signmasters Ltd
Neon and Illuminated - One Media
BRONZE MEDAL

Larsen’s Art ‘n’ Sign Studio
Neon and Illuminated - Sanctuary Villas
SILVER MEDAL

Queenstown Signs
Neon and Illuminated - Sofitel Plinths
SILVER MEDAL

Concept Visual Media Ltd
Neon and Illuminated - SDC Illuminated Plinth
SILVER MEDAL

Illustrations & Murals

Gerald Horton Signs Ltd
Illustrations and Murals - RSA Spitfire
BRONZE MEDAL

J B F X Ltd
Illustrations and Murals - Nice Ride Radical Choppers
SILVER MEDAL

J B F X Ltd
Illustrations and Murals - Storm Cloud
GOLD MEDAL↓

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Singleton Signs Ltd
Illustrations and Murals - The Book Shelf
GOLD MEDAL↓

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Signs

Speedy Signs Dunedin
Signs - Coffee to Go
BRONZE MEDAL

The Green Frog Sign Company
Signs - Leading Edge Foundation Sign
BRONZE MEDAL

Queenstown Signs
Signs - Sofitel Plinths
SILVER MEDAL

Larsen’s Art ‘n’ Sign Studio
Signs - Sanctuary Villas
SILVER MEDAL

Singleton Signs Ltd
Signs - The Book Shelf
GOLD MEDAL↓

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Concept Visual Media Ltd
Signs - The New Dowse Plinth
GOLD MEDAL↓

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Watercolour


The Old Sign Shop
Watercolour - Hunter Beer Drinker
SILVER MEDAL


Traditional Handcrafted & Lettered Signs

Wilsigns
Traditional Handcrafted and Lettered Signs - Harrison Truck
BRONZE MEDAL

Osmand Signs Ltd
Traditional Handcrafted and Lettered Signs - Tram 44
BRONZE MEDAL

The Old Sign Shop
Traditional Handcrafted and Lettered Signs - Olive Tree
SILVER MEDAL

Larsen’s Art ‘n’ Sign Studio
Traditional Handcrafted and Lettered Signs - Sanctuary Villas
SILVER MEDAL

The Old Sign Shop
Traditional Handcrafted and Lettered Signs - The Alpha
GOLD MEDAL↓

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Outdoor Digital Imaging Design

Admark Visual Imaging Ltd
Outdoor Digital Imaging Design - Daisy Bee Letterbox
BRONZE MEDAL

Speedy Signs Manukau
Outdoor Digital Imaging Design - Elite Fitness Newton
SILVER MEDAL

Awesome Art Ltd
Outdoor Digital Imaging Design - Garage Inc
GOLD MEDAL↓

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Self Promotion


Sign It Up
Self Promotion - Vanborghini
BRONZE MEDAL

Gerald Horton Signs Ltd
Self Promotion - Horton Signs Rebranding
BRONZE MEDAL

Signwise Auckland Ltd
Self Promotion - Signwise Vehicles
BRONZE MEDAL

Admark Visual Imaging Ltd
Self Promotion - Admark Promotional Vehicle
SILVER MEDAL

Wilsigns
Self Promotion - Wilsigns Work Hack
SILVER MEDAL

Siggies Signs
Self Promotion - Self Promotion
GOLD MEDAL↓

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Any Sign Produced But Designed From Out Of House


Admark Visual Imaging Ltd
Any Sign Produced But Designed From Out Of House - Qantas Socceroos Plane
BRONZE MEDAL

David Blacke Signs Ltd
Any Sign Produced But Designed From Out Of House - Ellervescénce
BRONZE MEDAL

Williams Signs & Graphix Ltd
Any Sign Produced But Designed From Out Of House - Shop on Carroll
BRONZE MEDAL

Screensign Arts Ltd
Any Sign Produced But Designed From Out Of House - Swanndri Building
SILVER MEDAL

H & H Signs
Any Sign Produced But Designed From Out Of House - Instant Kiwi - Little Thriller Lift Campaign
SILVER MEDAL

Screensign Arts Ltd
Any Sign Produced But Designed From Out Of House - Swanndri Vehicle
GOLD MEDAL↓

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H & H Signs
Any Sign Produced But Designed From Out Of House - Coke 3D Billboard Advertising Campaign
GOLD MEDAL↓

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Work By An Apprentice

Gerald Horton Signs Ltd
Work By An Apprentice - WW1 Honours Roll
Blair Guthrie
BRONZE MEDAL

The Green Frog Sign Company Ltd
Work By An Apprentice - Leading Edge Foundation Sign
Rebecca Rich
SILVER MEDAL

The Green Frog Sign Company Ltd
Work By An Apprentice - Kerr & Ladbrook Vehicle
Rebecca Rich
SILVER MEDAL

Power Signs Nelson Ltd
Work By An Apprentice - Art
Gemma Reed
SILVER MEDAL

The Green Frog Sign Company Ltd
Work By An Apprentice - Leading Edge Foundation Beetle
Rebecca Rich
GOLD MEDAL↓

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Gerald Horton Signs Ltd
Work By An Apprentice - RSA Spitfire
Blair Guthrie
GOLD MEDAL↓

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