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Bigger, Better, BOLDER

The Sign & Print Awards have been created to recognise and reward outstanding work completed by UK-based sign makers.

ISA-UK first launched its awards in 1999 and has become a beacon for the best in British Sign making, providing a unique showcase for the creative talent, technological skills, engineering abilities and craftsmanship that continue to make sign making in the UK the envy of the world.

Where

Manchester, Trafford Park

When

November 9th 2020

isa-uk Sign & Print awards

award categories

  • Illuminated sign

    This category is designed to highlight the very best in creative, illuminated signage. The winning project will be designed and manufactured to the highest standards, creating genuine impact.

  • Environmental project

    This award is for a sign or print project that has been designed and delivered to meet strict environmental parameters or fit in with a particularly sensitive ecological landscape. The entry must provide detailed information about the reasons for the ‘green’ brief, research undertaken, materials used and lessons learned.

  • Structural

    The Structure Award recognises a sign project that has been designed and delivered to meet a challenging or exacting architectural or construction brief. Whether due to the materials being used or location of the structure, the winning company will have demonstrated superb sign-making and project management skills.

  • Leisure & Retail

    With our high streets struggling, the role of impactful and effective leisure and retail signage has never been more important. The judges will be looking for a project that has addressed the need for innovative and engaging signage to support brand success.

  • Traditional

    ISA-UK has been representing master sign-makers for more than 100 years and this award honours the traditional skills that underpin our industry. The winner of this award will be a project which has traditional sign-making skills, such as sign-writing, fabrication or carpentry, at its heart.

  • Decor

    Interior design schemes are an opportunity for print and signagecompanies to really show their range. The winner of this category will be able to demonstrate their proficiency in a variety of disciplines as well as superb project management skills. The judges will be looking for a project that has transformed a space via an impactful and cohesive scheme.

  • Illuminated multi-site project

    The winner of this category will be a company that has undertaken a multi-site project or brand roll-out with illuminated signage as a core element of every site. The judges will be looking to see how the entrant pre-empted or dealt with the specific challenges of a project of this type whilst still delivering to deadline and on budget. The project must have been delivered over at least four sites within a 12 month period.

  • Women in Signs & Print

    This award recognises the achievements of women working in the sign and printindustry. The winner will be able to demonstrate that they play a key role within their business; play a wider role within the sign and print sector; act as a positive role model to colleagues and have a genuine commitment to delivering innovative solutions and exceptional quality, whether in manufacturing or customer service. The submission must include evidence of two recent achievements and at least two professional references.

  • Vehicle branding

    From one-off, super-funky promotional wraps to a large scale fleet project; vehicle branding is a major part of the sign, graphics and print industry. The winning submission will demonstrate innovation and creativity in design, but also practicality and quality of installation. The judges will be interested in the project objectives and challenges involved with delivery.

  • Technology Award

    This award is for a print focused project that incorporates advanced technology such as 3D printing or wide format printing

  • Supplier of the Year

    Recognises a trade supplier which provides continuously high levels of customer service to other organisations within the sign, graphics and print industries. The entrant must be able to demonstrate how they benchmark good service and ensure that standards are met. The submission must also demonstrate what impact customer service has on the success of the business in tangible terms; for example financial results, qualitative and quantitative feedback, examples of positive PR

  • Trade Manufacturer

    This award recognises a manufacturer that deals exclusively with trade customers. The entrant must demonstrate how they design and manufacture bespoke, high quality and innovative signage solutions to meet challenging briefs. The submission must also provide evidence of customer satisfaction and at least two examples of work carried out in the past 12 months.

  • Emerging Business

    This award recognises a successful start-up or young sign or print business that is making its mark in the industry. The winning business will be able to demonstrate the following: clear business objectives and strategy; an overview of team structure,; a summary of recent achievements, including projects completed, client wins, repeat business; financial success; innovation and creativity; a commitment to best practice, education and professional standards.

  • One to Watch

    Open to those 29 years and under, this award recognises a young person who is forging a successful career in the sign, graphics and print industry and already making an impact within the business they work for. The submission must demonstrate that the winner has: a genuine commitment to training and their own professional development; a proven track record of success; dedication to the sector; clear goals for the future. The entry must include at least two professional references.

  • Wayfinding

    Directional and instructional signage has to be impactful, smart and clear. The winning project in this category will a wayfinding scheme that complements its environment perfectly whilst also being an obvious ‘signpost’ for those seeking information.

...how the big day will pan out!

awards Schedule.

V.IP NETWORKING 3:30 PM
Champagne Reception 4:30 PM
Dinner5:30 PM
Awards Presentation6:30 PM

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what they say

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“We are already looking forward to the 2019 awards and have some projects already in mind. Thought the event was a great success.”

Paul Lovelock - DMA Signs

“We were thrilled to have entered, let alone won. It was great to have been recognised for all our hard work after a very busy year.”

Sarah Hoadley - Apogee Print

“After winning sign awards in three separate categories over three consecutive years, the awards continue to strengthen our position as an experienced, international, market leading bespoke sign manufacturer.“

Jesscia Brown - Our Customers
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