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2024 Sign Contest Open for Submission

Sign companies and designers invited to submit their best projects by July 3.




The 2023 Best of Show winner, ‘Route 66 Experience,’ by Ace Sign Co. (Springfield, IL)

The 2024 Signs of the Times Sign Contest is now open and accepting entries. The deadline for submissions is July 3, and winners of the annual competition will be published in the magazine’s September issue.



Projects must have been completed between May 2023 and June 2024 to be eligible. Entrants must be sign companies or design firms that fully credit their sign-fabricating partners.

Shops may enter all five 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.

Entrants may submit a maximum of three projects per category, 15 total for the entire competition. Projects previously covered by Signs of the Times are ineligible.


The cost to enter the competition remains the same it has been for many years: $10 per project entered, up to a maximum of $75 for 8-15 entries.

For questions or concerns, please email

Read more about the 2023 Best of Show winner, ‘Route 66 Experience,’ by Ace Sign Co., as well as the 14 other winning projects.



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