Sign Design Contest

MSSA Sign Design Contest

You work hard designing and producing quality signage for your customers to be proud of. Go the extra step by submitting your designs to the annual MSSA Sign Design Contest for a chance to show off your company's hard work to industry colleagues. Plus, winners from each category will have a chance to win the Mark Pridmore "Excellence in Design" Award voted on by the MSSA membership; which is accompanied by a cash prize and trophy!

 

Contest Details

 

Submissions

  • Entries must be submitted through our online form
  • Sign Company must be a current MSSA member in good standing
  • Only signs designed & manufactured between June 1, 2020, and May 31, 2021 will be considered
  • Signs that have been previously entered are not allowed in any category
  • Each company is allowed 3 entries per category, though each entry much be uploaded separately
  • All entries are due no later than May 31, 2021
  • All entry photos to become the property of MSSA for distribution through MSSA media channels
  • Incomplete entries will not be accepted

 

CATEGORIES

  • Freestanding Large Sign (50+ sq. ft)
  • Freestanding Small Sign (0–50 sq. ft)
  • Wall Mounted/Channel Letters
  • Graphics (Interior/Exterior)

 

Voting

Vote for your favorite sign design from each of the four categories. From May to June your company receives 1 vote per week in each category. Please allow only one company representative to place each week's vote. At the end of week four, the design from each category with the most votes is the winner.

 

AWARDS + RECOGNITION

  • $250 cash prize + plaque to winning graphic designer in each category
  • $500 cash prize + plaque to the winning graphic designer of the Mark Pridmore "Excellence in Design" Award
  • Mark Pridmore "Excellence in Design" Award receives a trophy listing each year’s winner, to display at their place of business for one year
  • Mark Pridmore "Excellence in Design" Award receives complimentary MSSA Membership for the following year
  • All winning entries posted across MSSA social media platforms, website, bi-monthly newsletter, and email blast

 

 

 SUBMIT HERE           

 

 

MSSA 2020 SIGN DESIGN CONTEST WINNERS!

The Mid-South Sign Association congratulates all of the winners of the 2020 Sign Design Contest. We received many impressive submissions across the four categories, and several categories were an extremely close count. We are pleased to announce the 2020 winners below!
 
FREESTANDING LARGE SIGN (50 SQ. FT+) - 1ST PLACE WINNER

 

 

Ortwein Sign - Designer: Nestor Rasi

"Prime Imagine Hixon Pylon"

 

 

 

 

 

 

FREESTANDING SMALL SIGN (0 - 50 SQ. FT)  - 1ST PLACE WINNER
 
 
 
 
Gibko Signs - Designer: David Holsomback
"Jena Choctaw Logo"
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

WALL MOUNTED / CHANNEL LETTERS  - 1ST PLACE WINNER

 

 

 

Joslin & Son Signs - Designer: Janine Morton

"Mattheessen's Nashville"

 

 

 

 

 

GRAPHICS - 1ST PLACE WINNER

 

 

 

 

Design Team Sign Co. - Designer: Christina Malone

"Graphics Mural"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mark Pridmore "Excellence in Design" Award

This award is chosen from each category winner as the overall best design, voted on by the MSSA Membership. The winner of this award receives a $500 cash prize & plaque, plus the trophy listing each year’s winner to display at their place of business for one year. They also receive complimentary MSSA Membership for the following year.
 
Without the chance to meet in person at SignConnexion 2020 where voting would usually occur, an online vote was decided on. During Live Spirit Week, Mark Pridmore himself had the honor of announcing the overall award winner for 2020. We are pleased to announce the winner, for the second year in a row, Janine Morton with Joslin & Son Signs! Congratulations Janine!

 

 

 

2020 "Excellence in Design" Award Winner, Janine Morton of Joslin & Son Signs pictured with the Mark Pridmore Award trophy from 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Joslin & Son Signs 2020 First Place Winner of Wall Mounted / Channel Letters Category and the "Excellence in Design" Award