About Us

The New Zealand Sign and Display awards were created to encourage and promote high standards of design and execution in all aspects of sign making and attain excellence in production.
Initiated in 1997 to Acknowledge Excellence, the Awards are now in their twentieth year.
Sign making in New Zealand is truly of a global standard – from the more traditional aspects of the industry such as brush lettering, gilding and airbrushing, through to the modern techniques that computerisation has brought to the craft, it is fair to say that we are blessed with some of the best, most creative, and most innovative craftsmen in the world.
This is your chance to show the world how good you are!


Judging is performed by a panel of three judges, one of whom is replaced each year to keep a fresh perspective. The judges are all previous winners of New Zealand Sign Awards, and are chosen for their wide and varied experience within the industry.