NZ Sign Display Awards

The NZSDA runs this flagship event for the Industry.  This is a prestigious national event that recognizes and acknowledges outstanding design and craftsmanship across a broad range of sign-making methods and technologies.  Every year it receives hundreds of online entries from all over New Zealand.

To Acknowledge Excellence is the primary purpose of the NZ Sign Display Awards.  This maxim not only constitutes part of the awards programme logo but also provides the standard by which all entries are judged.  This ensures that the overall level of entries is high and that competition for the gold, silver, and bronze medals is fierce.  Sponsored by many of New Zealand’s leading sign and graphics suppliers, the annual awards dinner and prize-giving is held in various locations throughout New Zealand, reinforcing the event’s national status.

The NZ Sign Display Awards will be held at the Napier War Memorial at 6pm, on Saturday, 15th June 2024.

Tickets are $230+ GST each or a table of 10 for $2,200+GST.
This includes beverages, dinner and entertainment for the evening.

Accommodation is available opposite the War Memorial at The Scenic Hotel Te Pania or contact us here to find other options.

To book your tickets or accommodation, please get in touch with Melissa Coutts here.

To enter the NZ Sign Display Awards please go to our official Awards website at

Overall Supreme Award
This award is judged by the Diamond Sponsor panel and the Awards Judge from the Top 100 entries overall.  We are excited to announce that Mulford Plastics is our Diamond Sponsor for 2024 and will be completing the panel for the Overall Supreme Award.

Notable Awards
These nomination awards are proudly sponsored by key suppliers of the Sign and Display Industry, Total Supply, PSP Ltd and Cohesive.  View them below:

The above awards are entered by nomination or entry, depending on the award, and will be awarded to the person/sign business that is most worthy after being considered by the NZSDA Board, the NZ Sign Display Judges, and the Sponsors supporting each award.

Nominations for 2024 will open soon. So, if you already know of someone that is deserving of any of these awards, please get intouch with us or the supplier that is sponsoring.  Any questions direct to

Notable Sponsorship Awards_Mana Form_editable_2024
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Notable Sponsorship Awards_Innovative Champion Form_editable_2024

A reminder that 2023 saw a few changes and additions to the categories.  To remind yourself of these they are highlighted in yellow within this document, However, a quick reference guide to the changes follows:

+ Wayfinding and Navigation Category was reinstated
+ Shop Fronts is a NEW Category
+ 3D Modelling and Dimensional Signage have been combined into one category
+Illuminated Signs allows for ALL illuminated signage including dimensional.
+Corporate Brand – Interpretation and Delivery criteria have changed.
Award Entry Reminder
Please read the rules to avoid instant disqualification and to give your entry the best possible chance.

Location for NZ Sign Display Awards 2024
Napier War Memorial Centre | Saturday, 15 June
5.45pm – 6.15pm Pre-dinner drinks
6.30pm – 12.30am Awards Presentation

Accommodation is available at the Scenic Hotel Te Pania.  For bookings contact us.

Dress Code:
The dress code is outlined below.  This year we have a strict policy on wearing the right gear.  Suppliers that invite guests to their tables please ensure that they are dressed appropriately to avoid no entry on the evening.   We cannot stress enough the importance that both our sponsors and ourselves can continue to be able to bring and maintain highly professional events.  Security will be present at entry and tickets will be collected.

Acceptable Dress Wear:
Compulsory:  Collared shirt, dress pants, and dress shoes
Optional:        Tie, jacket, or waist jackets

Compulsory:   Cocktail dress or outfit with court shoes

Not Acceptable:

Sneakers or trainers, jeans or any industrial workwear (i.e. cargo /drill pants, cargo shirts etc)