NZ Sign and Display Awards

The flag ship event for the NZSDA is the annual NZ Sign and Display Awards.  This prestigious national event recognizes and acknowledges outstanding design and craftsmanship across a broad range of signmaking 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 and Display Awards.  This maxim not only constitutes part of the wards programme logo, but also provides the standard by which all entries are judged.  This ensures that the overall standard 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’s, reinforcing the event’s national status.

To find out how more information about the NZ Sign and Display Awards please go to our official NZ Sign and Display Awards website at   Here you will find out how to enter, the rules and categories, FAQ and who to contact for further information.

View the NZ Sign & Display Winners for 2019 here Awards Winner 2019

NZ Sign & Display Awards of Excellence –

Cordis Hotel | Auckland | 10 July 2021
5.30pm – 6.30pm Pre-dinner drinks
6.30pm – 12.30am Awards Presentation

Award Entry Rules:
Please read the rules!  Many award entries last year and in the past have been disqualified instantly because the entrant did not abide by the rules.

The Rules_2020


Dress Code:
This year we would like to stress the importantance of the dress code outlined below.  If this is not adhered to, a no entry policy will apply, no exceptions.  It is extremely important to us, our sponsors and the industry that we continue to maintain a highly professional run event.  Security will be at the event and will collect tickets at entry.

DO NOT WEAR:   SNEAKERS, TRAINERS, JEANS OR ANY INDUSTRIAL WORKWEAR (i.e. Cargo /drill pants, cargo shirts etc)

Options for men are collared shirt, dress trousers and jacket, dress shoes, tie and or waistjackets
Options for women are evening cocktail dress or outfit, top and skirt, dress trousers.

To Enter:
To enter your “stand out creation” go to our Awards Entry Website and Register.

 Award Classes and Entries

Quick Tips on How to Photograph Your Entry

Ticket Orders:
$250 + GST each or $2,250 + GST Table (10)

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