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!

 

The 2020 MSSA Sign Design Contest is now closed. See the winners from each category below and attend MSSA's Engage, National Networking Event on November 4-6, 2020 to vote on the Mark Pridmore "Excellence in Design" Award. All winners will be recognized during the event's awards dinner, as well as the announcement of the winner of the "Excellence in Design" Award.

 

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.

 

 

 

2019 "Excellence in Design" Award Winners, Matthew Cline and Janine Morton of Joslin & Son Signs pictured with the Mark Pridmore Award trophy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Joslin & Son Signs 2019 First Place Winner of Wall Mounted / Channel Letters Category and the "Excellence in Design" overall Award.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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. All winners will be recognized at Engage during the award's dinner.
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"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 17, 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 17, 2021
  • All entry photos to become property of MSSA for distribution through MSSA media channels
  • Incomplete entries will not be accepted

 

Voting

Vote for your favorite sign design from each of the four categories. From May to June your company recieves 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 most votes is the winner.

 

CATEGORIES

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

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 medias
  • All winning entries published in the "Mid-South Messenger"