Members Benefits

Advocacy Services

New Zealand Sign and Display Association is the voice of the sign manufacturing industry that represents its members and the wider industry through our professional advocacy and lobbying on all industry issues affecting sign businesses.

Provide Business Resources

As part of our service we have over 130 business resources on employment and general sign manufacturing issues. If you are a member you can sign in here!

Recruitment Solutions

Members have the opportunity to advertise in our Classifieds section for no cost, on all our online services, which includes, Sign-e News, Website and Facebook page.

Online business Listings

This is our official Sign Industry Members Business Directory for all businesses around New Zealand seeking to find a qualified master sign maker that will provide you excellence with any service or products that are required.  You can be guaranteed that all Members displaying the NZSDA logo are accredited high quality sign makers.

Significant Savings

We are continuously supporting our NZSDA members by offering them valuable deals that will help their bottom line. View these on our Members Resource Page where you will find a number of unique or exclusive benefits or offers from our preferred business partners.

Events and Networking

Upon joining you will automatically benefit from local and regional informative seminars and meetings, nationwide trade exhibitions and workshops that will keep you informed and up to date with local issues and best practices. The NZSDA hosts its annual conference and Awards Gala in a different region every year so all members and business owners have the opportunity to attend a conference nearby. Click here to view the upcoming industry events.

The opportunity to meet other industry colleagues at local meetings, functions, seminars, sporting events, our annual conference and future leaders day events are great for both loyal and new members who can still learn, share and offer great support.

Apprenticeship Training

Competenz works closely with our industry board of experts within our Association to help support and develop nationally recognised qualifications (New Zealand National Certificates and Diplomas).

Competenz is an industry training organisation that works with over 3,500 companies and 20,000+ learners in 37 industries around New Zealand every year to build skills, careers and businesses. Most learning takes place on-the-job.

Account managers assist with tailored training plans for our industry and then they follow through with the learners to ensure they achieve their skills in the workplace to gain their qualifications.

Competenz provides

  • training materials and eLearning
  • visits workplaces to check on progress
  • arranges for learners to complete any off-job training they need (e.g. at a polytechnic)
  • assesses (or arrange assessments) to confirm learners have built their skills
  • moderates assessments to make sure they are fair, valid and consistent across the country
  • registers learners’ success with the New Zealand Qualifications Authority. (We love this part of our job!)

Competenz also supports our industry by promoting sponsorship, events, scholarships and celebrating learners’ success.

Awards for Excellence

The Awards for Excellence programme allows members and non-members from across the country to enter and be judged amongst the best. For many award entrants, the accolades from peers and monetary value in winning an Award holds a value that no business can buy.

The winners of NZ Sign & Display Awards for Excellence are announce at a prestigious a formal gala evening and held every year as part of and upon conclusion of our annual conference programme.

To view last past entrants and winners view at our official Awards Website

To acknowledge excellence is the primary purpose of the New Zealand 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 standard of entries is high and that competition for the gold, silver or bronze medals is fierce.

The opportunity to showcase your business and to celebrate success comes with media coverage at  national level and our key trade publication The Visual Impact Magazine.

PR / Communications

Members only e-news signboard communication is sent out, personalised monthly in the form of an electronic email. This communication covers industry relevant topically information, issues and handy hints, classifieds including situations vacant and for sale and wanted and is sent to over 3,000 members and non-members


For many members displaying the NZSDA logo on all stationary, signage, websites and other advertising mediums is an effective benefit of affiliating their business with the trusted industry specialist and so by being a member, customers can be guaranteed of the highest quality in craftsmanship knowing that the NZSDA backs the business and what it represents.

Resources and subscriptions

Members receive a free annual subscription to the industries go to publications, The Visual Impact Magazine and Image Publications.  NZSDA Members also receive ongoing discounts and benefits through joining our network partners through their websites.

Upcoming Events