2011 Winners

2011 ISA Sign Design Competition

Congratulations to the 2011 ISA Sign Design Competition winners! Below, view this year's winning designs.

Read more about this year's competition in the official press release.

2011 ISA Sign Design Competition Winners:


Best of the Regions

This honor goes to the region in which the sign with the most votes is located. The highest voted sign was located in the Northwest Sign Council's region, with Ramsay Sign Co.'s Portland, Oregon sign.
Ramsay Signs – Portland, OR, USA
 

Best of the Regions:

Ramsay Signs

Portland, OR, USA
This sign is a historic reproduction in style to the original "White Satin Sugar" sign that then became "White Stag", and finally became "Made in Oregon" sign. The letters have programmed chasing lamps as well as neon. View additional schematics.

 


Freestanding Signs, Electric

Includes any freestanding sign structure that is internally illuminated, uses exposed neon or LEDs, or incorporates a message center.
Hyoco Distribution, Inc. – Las Vegas, NV, USA
 

1st  Place – Freestanding Signs, Electric:

Hyoco Distribution, Inc.

Las Vegas, NV, USA
Viva Las Vegas – PCB – Full Color-20mm – 112x256 – Double Face LED Display.

 


Freestanding Signs, Nonelectric

Includes any freestanding sign structure that is either nonilluminated or is illuminated only through the use of external illumination, including banner signs and vinyl graphics.
Accel Sign Group, Inc. – Pittsburgh, PA, USA
 

1st Place – Freestanding Signs, Nonlectric:

Accel Sign Group, Inc.

Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Non-illuminated double-sided monument sign. View additional schematics.

 


Building Signage, Electric

Includes any wall signage, projecting signs, marquees, awnings, attached canopies, or window graphics that incorporate internal illumination, backlighting, exposed neon or LEDs, or message centers.
Creative Sign Resources – Lousville, KY, USA
 

1st Place – Building Signage, Electric:

Creative Sign Resources

Lousville, KY, USA
Two entrance marquees, blade sign and awnings feature LED illumination. Project installed at the historic Starks Building in Louisville, Ken. View additional schematics.

 


Building Signage, Nonelectric

Includes any wall signage, projecting signs, marquees, awnings, attached canopies, or window graphics that are not illuminated or are illuminated only through the use of external luminaries.
Ansell & Porosa Signmakers – Newton Abbot, Devon, EN
 

1st Place – Building Signage, Nonelectric:

Ansell & Porosa Signmakers

Newton Abbot, Devon, EN
Handmade and painted wooden external sign.

 


Historic Reproduction

Includes any sign either restored to its traditional form or newly-constructed and designed to resemble a traditional form of signage. Historic/Restored signage may be either electric or nonelectric.
Ramsay Signs – Portland, OR, USA
 

1st  Place – Historic Reproduction:

Ramsay Signs

Portland, OR, USA
This sign is a historic reproduction in style to the original "White Satin Sugar" sign that then became "White Stag", and finally became "Made in Oregon" sign. The letters have programmed chasing lamps as well as neon. View additional schematics.

Vehicle Graphics

Includes any vehicle wrap, vinyl graphics, paint scheme, or attached devices designed to use a vehicle as an advertising device.
Nagle Signs, Inc. – Waterloo, IA, USA
 

1st  Place – Vehicle Graphics:

Nagle Signs, Inc.

Waterloo, IA, USA
Furnished and installed 3M full color wrap with 3M overlaminate protectant to vehicle.

Wayfinding/Sign Systems

Includes any signage package designed to orient, navigate, or create a unified "sense of place" within the built environment in an urban, campus, or institutional setting.
DaVinci Sign Systems – Denver, CO, USA
 

1st Place – Wayfinding/Sign Systems:

DaVinci Sign Systems

Denver, CO, USA
8" smooth sawn cedar post with aluminum sign cabinets with routed and push thru copy and graphics. Sq./T. supports all finished with Matthews metallic paint.