NZ Sign and Display Awards of Excellence

The flagship 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 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 and 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 are held in various locations throughout New Zealand, reinforcing the event’s national status.

To enter the NZ Sign and Display Awards please go to our official Awards website at  Entries must be received on or before 5pm 10th May 2022.

Award Entry Reminder:
Please read the rules!  To avoid instant disqualified read the rules to give your entry the best possible chance.  The Rules are available to read on the Awards website or view here.  The Rules_2021

To find out what categories are available and how they are judged have a look here.  Award Classes and Entries

Tips for Entries
To give your entry the best possible chance make sure you read our tips and tricks on taking the best shot/s to display your project at its best.  This may mean day and night photos or close-up shots to show detail.  Quick Tips and Tricks.

Have we answered your question? 
If we haven’t answered your query, get in touch by emailing us here or view our Frequently Asked Questions FAQ’s

Past Winners
To view past winners of the Awards of Excellence see the NZSDA awards website HERE

Location for NZ Sign & Display Awards 2022.
The NZ Sign & Display Awards of Excellence for 2022 will be held at:

Queenstown | 8th July 2022
5.30pm – 6.30pm Pre-dinner drinks
6.30pm – 12.30am Awards Presentation

Accommodation details are yet to be confirmed.

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)