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

Sign Design Contest opens April 8 

 

Submissions

  • Submit your design using this entry form 
  • Sign Company must be a current MSSA member in good standing
  • Only signs designed & manufactured between June 9, 2021, and May 20, 2022 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 20, 2022
  • 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           

 

 

 

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.
 
We are pleased to announce the winner, voted on by SignConnexion 2021 attendees Nestor Rasi of Ortwein Signs and their Greg Wyatt Vintage Corvette design. Congratulations!

 


 

 

 

 

 

MSSA 2021 SIGN DESIGN CONTEST WINNERS

The Mid-South Sign Association congratulates all of the winners of the 2021 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 2021 winners below!
 
FREESTANDING LARGE SIGN (50 SQ. FT+) - 1ST PLACE WINNER
  • Steve Sims, Hardman Signs, Sterling Union

 

 

 

FREESTANDING SMALL SIGN (0 - 50 SQ. FT)  - 1ST PLACE WINNER
  • Ashley McDonald, Mitchell Signs, The Retreat at Fairhope
 
 

 

WALL MOUNTED / CHANNEL LETTERS  - 1ST PLACE WINNER
  • Nestor Rasi, Ortwein Sign, Greg Wyatt Vintage Corvette

 

 

GRAPHICS - 1ST PLACE WINNER
  • Nancy Wilson, Modern Signs, LLC, Canal Road Animal Hospital