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Announcing the 2021 Sign Contest

Deadline to submit entries is July 2.




2020 Best of Show winner, ‘Krazy Kraken,’ by Timber Signs (Ofterschwang, Bavaria, Germany)

The 2021 Signs of the Times annual Sign Contest is open and accepting entries. The deadline for submissions is July 2. Click here to submit your sign project(s).

The winners will be published in Signs of the Times’ September issue. Projects must have been completed between May 2020 and June 2021. A few rules to take note of:

    • Entrants must be sign companies or design firms that fully credit their sign fabricating partners.
    • Shops may enter all six categories:
      • Best sign company-designed and fabricated sign, both internally illuminated and not;
      • Best client-designed/sign company-fabricated sign, both internally illuminated and not;
      • Best vehicle wrap, either sign company- or client-designed.
    • Shops may enter a maximum of three projects per category, 12 total for the entire competition.
    • Projects previously covered by Signs of the Times are ineligible.

The cost to enter the competition is the same it has been for many years: $10 per project entered, up to a maximum of $75 for 8-12 entries. See the entry form for full contest information and recommendations.

For questions or concerns, please email Managing Editor Grant Freking (

Pictured is the 2020 Best of Show winner, ‘Krazy Kraken,’ by Timber Signs (Ofterschwang, Bavaria, Germany).




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