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USSC Announces 2017 Sign Design Contest Winners

Awards to be presented to 12 winning designers at Sign World International.




The United States Sign Council (USSC; Bristol, PA) recently announced the winners of its Sign Design Content, an annual event that honors signs that “demonstrate excellence in client identification, creative graphic expression, and a combination of materials and/or techniques.” The hundreds of entries were grouped into 12 categories and judged on appearance, effectiveness and originality.

Judges for the contest were Joe Diaz of Diaz Sign Art (Pontiac, IL), Francis Lestingi of Signs of Gold Inc. (Buffalo, NY) and Dan Sawatzky of Sawatzky’s Imagination Corp. (Chilliwack, BC, Canada). Awards for this year’s Sign Design Contest will be presented to the winning designers at USSC Sign World International 2017, which will be held at the Atlantic City Convention Center in Atlantic City, NJ from Nov. 30 through Dec. 2.

For more information on Sign World International and/or the USSC Sign Design Contest, call 215 785-1929 or visit A video of the winners can be found on USSC s Facebook page.

This year s winning entries are: 

Electronic Message Center Sign
Danthonia Designs of Elsmore, NSW, Australia
Doreen Shirky
The Waves Sports Club

Freestanding Sign, External Illumination or Non-illuminated
Lunsford Sign Works of Hot Sulphur, CO
Joel D. Lunsford
Lunsford Sign

Monument Sign, External Illumination or Non-illuminated
House of Signs of Frisco, CO
Roger Cox
Abbey’s Coffee

Monument Sign, Illuminated
Danthonia Designs of Elsmore, NSW, Australia
Ramona Gattis (Danthonia Designs) and Rockingham City Council

House of Signs of Frisco, CO
Roger Cox and Periandros Damoulis
The Sign Invitational

Sign Systems
Danthonia Designs of Elsmore, NSW, Australia
Ramona Gattis
Harrison School


Middle Creek Signs Inc. of Beaver Springs, PA
Patricia Brill
Lester Stuck Building Supply



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