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2015 USSC Design Award Winners

Entire contest field to be on display at USSC Sign World tradeshow December 3-5.

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It’s December, which, for many in the sign industry, means attending the annual United States Sign Council (USSC) Sign World Intl. tradeshow at the Atlantic City (NJ) Convention Center. Last year, the association moved the show up to October, but USSC has returned the show to its traditional, early-December timeframe.
Unfortunately, family commitments won’t allow me to attend Sign World for the first time in my 15-year ST tenure, but the display of this year’s USSC Sign Design Award winners will undoubtedly be one of the show floor’s highlights (the Bullpen, where pinstripers and traditional signmakers will demonstrate their skills, is certainly another).
Among more than 170 entries received, 13 earned first-place designations, with Creative Sign Designs’ (Tampa) illuminated monument for Tradition Center for Innovation earning Best of Show – some of you may remember it as an Electric Monument Signs category winner in the 2015 ST International Sign Contest (see ST, April 2015, page 74).
Congratulations to all of the victors – and, if you happen to see any winners on the Sign World Intl. floor, be sure to commend them for their achievement.

Best of Show/Monument Sign, Internal Illumination
Tradition Center for Innovation
Creative Sign Designs (Tampa)
Designer: John Cash

Building Sign, External Illumination or Non-Illuminated
Go Fish Restaurant
L & H Companies (Reading, PA)
Designer: Michelle Keinle

Vehicle Graphics
Grand County Landscaping
Lunsford Signs (Hot Sulphur Springs, CO)
Designer: Joel Lunsford

Freestanding Sign, Internal Illumination
Main Street USA/Farmer Boys
Riverside Neon Sign Co. (Riverside, CA)
Designers: Gary D. Konrell and Phil Rudy

Monument Sign, External Illumination or Non-Illuminated
Grand Elk Lodge
Lunsford Signs (Hot Sulphur Springs, CO)
Designer: Joel Lunsford

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Freestanding Sign, External Illumination or Non-Illuminated
Bow Creek Farm & Cattle Co.
Stoner Graphix (Hummelstown, PA)
Designer: Kurt Stoner

Carved/Dimensional Freestanding Sign or Monument
Jasper Gift Basket & Popcorn
Peachtree City Foamcraft (Schnecksville, PA)
Designer: Peachtree City Foamcraft

Multimedia
Joseph Banks Secondary College
Danthonia Designs (Inverell, NSW, Australia)
Designer: Nancy Kaiser

Sign Systems
Allina Health
Visual Communications (St. Paul, MN)
Designers: Constance Carlson and Cheryl Long O’Donnell

Building Sign, Internal Illumination
Capitol Theatre
Creative Sign Designs
Designer: Doug Foster

Electronic Message Centers
Oxford Casino
Neokraft Signs (Lewiston, ME)
Designer: Neokraft Signs

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NOT PICTURED

Carved/Dimensional
Building-Mounted
Motherlode
House of Signs (Frisco, CO)
Designers: Roger Cox and
Periandros Damoulis

Banners, Murals or Supergraphics
American Legion Post #10
Sign Here (Hagerstown, MD)
Designer: Jason Summers
 

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