Category winners for ASGA & FESPA HP Awards For Excellence named at gala event in Brisbane

The Australian Sign & Graphics Association (ASGA) and FESPA Australia have announced the category winners of the HP Awards For Excellence at a recent gala dinner in Brisbane.

Signage companies across Australia took the spotlight, with businesses such as Kingman Visual, Brisbane Signs & Engraving, Albert Smith Signs, Atomic Signs, Signs & Lines and CV Media & Signage taking home multiple gold award wins.

Other gold award winners include Danthonia Designs, Insigns, Neon Signs Australia, Cactus Imaging, Image Box, Signco Manufacturing, T-1 Print, and Visual Advertising Solutions.

In addition, Liberty Signs won this year’s People’s Choice Award for its ‘What’s That Guvnor?’ project, receiving more than half the total votes. It’s the second People’s Choice Award for Liberty Signs, having won the People’s Choice Award in 2018.

Attendees mingle at the recent gala dinner in Brisbane, while showing support for the winners

QLD signage and printing companies came out as clear winners, bagging nine gold award wins, while NSW followed closely behind with six gold award wins. WA took home four gold award wins, while Victoria won two gold awards.

Those that couldn’t attend due to travel restrictions watched the awards presentation ‘live’ via Zoom while enjoying a bottle of wine and a gourmet platter.

“After all the postponements and changes over the last 18 months, it truly was a celebration of excellence in the sign, display and graphics industry”, said FESPA Australia president Nigel Davies said.

“I’d like to acknowledge the effort made by anyone who contributed a submission for consideration, to congratulate those who became worthy finalists, and to celebrate those deemed to ultimately be category winners.

“Our winners deserve the recognition for their excellence, along with the sponsors for their continued support. The winners have shown an amazing amount of endurance during challenging times, and I truly believe that each year the quality of submissions get better and better.”

ASGA president Julie Rochester said, “The last 18 months has thrown up immense challenges for the industry, but, resourceful as ever, our sector has responded creatively and with optimism. We’ve learned how to replace and to complement the traditional face-to-face experience by including hybrid and virtual alternatives.

“The feedback we have received throughout this journey has been just wonderful. I’d also like to thank everyone who participated and showed support for each other. It makes me proud to be part of this amazing community.”

The 2020 ASGA & FESPA HP Awards For Excellence was hosted by Steven Bradbury

The full list of award winners are:

Digital Media (LED and LCD)

Gold: Danthonia Designs, NSW, Sovereign Place
Silver: Signs & Lines, WA, Curved Digital Billboard – Perth CBD
Bronze: CV Media & Signage, QLD, AOSCo – Digital Billboard
Highly Commended: SS Signs, QLD – Aveo Carindale LED Sign

Directional and Wayfinding Signs

Gold: Kingman Visual, WA, Capital Square
Silver: Cunneen Signs, NSW, Headland Park Mosman
Bronze: Forte Signs, VIC, The Glen Shopping Centre
Highly Commended: Kingman Visual, WA, Raine Square External

Engraving

Gold: Brisbane Signs & Engraving, QLD, School Campus
Silver: Brisbane Signs & Engraving, QLD, Morse Code
Bronze: Brisbane Signs & Engraving, QLD, Peter Tullet Memorial Park
Highly Commended: Brisbane Signs & Engraving, QLD, Bim’ Bimba Park

Fabrication

Gold: Albert Smith Signs, QLD, Yarabiliba Rings
Silver: Kustom Design Studio NZ, NZ, Bosch Robot V3
Bronze: Thomas Creative, NSW, Mastery Bell
Highly Commended: Atomic Signs, QLD, CBUS – 1 William Street Brisbane

Fabrication – Large Plyon and Sky Signs

Gold: Insigns, VIC, Carman’s Fine Foods
Silver: Kingman Visual, WA, RAC Arena
Bronze: Signs & Lines, WA, Concrete Entry Pylon – DFO Perth
Highly Commended: Cunneen Signs, NSW, The Fullerton Hotel

Illumination – LEDs

Gold: Albert Smith Signs, QLD, Sunshine Plaza
Silver: Rhino Signmakers, VIC, Mingara “M”
Bronze: Rhino Signmakers, VIC, Unisuper Sky Sign – Melbourne
Bronze: Insigns, VIC, Carman’s Fine Foods

Illumination – Neon

Gold: Neon Signs Australia, QLD, Brendan Van Hek ‘City Lights’
Silver: Signs By Knight, VIC, Pretty Valley Lodge Falls Creek
Bronze: Neon Signs Australia, QLD, Man Cave Neon – Feature Wall
Highly Commended: Forte Signs (Australia), VIC, Holey Moley & Strike Frankston

Installation

Gold: Atomic Signs, QLD, CBUS – 1 William Street Brisbane
Silver: Visual Exposure, VIC, Nylex Silos – Banner Wrap
Bronze: Kingman Visual, WA, Louis Vuitton
Highly Commended: Albert Smith Signs, QLD, Yarabiliba Rings

Large Format Digital Print

Gold: Cactus Imaging, NSW, American Express Wrap
Silver: SS Signs, QLD, Redlands General Practice Roof
Bronze: Next Printing, NSW, Sephora Australia Beauty Beats 2019
Bronze: Image Box, VIC, Australian Sports Museum – Concreate

Original In-House Design Concept

Gold: Signs & Lines, WA, Clementine Book Pylon Signage
Silver: Status Signs, QLD, Cattana Wetlands Signage Package
Bronze: ecept, SA, Tonsley Entry Statement – SA
Highly Commended: ecept, SA, Seymour College – SA

Point of Purchase Products

Gold: Image Box, VIC, Adidas Superstar Launch
Silver: Image Box, VIC, Adidas Ultraboost 19 Pop Display
Bronze: ecept, SA, Self-Promotional Display Plinth

Printed Fabrics & Textiles

Gold: CV Media & Signage, QLD, Rebel – Home Of Football
Silver: Image Box, VIC, Neue Grand Display Suite
Bronze: Image Box, VIC, ATP Tour Launch – Tennis Australia

Retail Sign Package

Gold: Signs & Lines, WA, Curtin University Campus WA
Silver: Kingman Visual, WA, Picasso Art & Craft
Silver: Forte Signs, VIC, Holey Moley & Strike Frankston
Highly Commended: Signs & Lines, WA, Forrest Chase Shopping Centre – Perth CBD

Router Output

Gold: Signco Manufacturing, NSW, Driessen Insurance – Coat Of Arms
Silver: Brisbane Signs & Engraving, QLD, ANZAC Square Brisbane CBD
Bronze: Signs & Lines, WA, The Wedge Entry Statement
Highly Commended: Status Signs, QLD, Flynn Hotel – Feature Screens

Small Sign Business Award

Gold: Atomic Signs, QLD, Queensland Country Bank Stadium
Silver: Momo Visual, WA, Momo Visual
Bronze: ecept, SA, ecept Projects
Highly Commended: Angel Signs, QLD, Small Business – Big Output

Traditional Signcraft Skill

Gold: CV Media & Signage, QLD, Woolworths – Burwood Brickworks
Silver: Signco Manufacturing, NSW, Driessen Insurance – Coat Of Arms
Bronze: Sign Here Signs, WA, Crinitis
Highly Commended: Danthonia Designs, NSW, Belle Meade

T-Shirts and Garments

Gold: T-1 Print, NSW, Tupac – Portrait
Silver: Blackdog Ink, NSW, Local Legend
Bronze: Vicon Transfers, QLD, Ultra Colour Transfer Technology
Highly Commended: T-1 Print, NSW, Eminem – Bloody Baseball

Vehicle Wraps – Full Vehicle Wraps

Gold: Visual Advertising Solutions, NSW, Chocolate Factory
Silver: Visual Advertising Solutions, NSW, Lamborghini Hexa Chrome
Silver: Graphic Effects / Liberty Signs, VIC/NSW, Autobarn Carbon
Bronze: SS Signs, QLD, Ranger Raptor – Brisbane Truck School

Vinyl

Gold: Kingman Visual, WA, Louis Vuitton
Silver: Cactus Imaging, NSW, Star Mardi Gras
Bronze: Status Signs, QLD, Flynn Hotel – Feature Mirror Graphics
Highly Commended: Liberty Signs, NSW, Flora The Explorer

Young Star Award

Gold: Alex Christofidelis – Brisbane Signs, QLD, Sailor Moon
Silver: Dylan Norris – Liberty Signs, NSW, Colour Flow & Carbon Filter Install
Silver: Jake Lambourne – SS Signs, QLD, Jake Lambourne
Bronze: Adam Watts – CV Media & Signage, QLD, Plantation Shutters
Bronze: Tanya Trapp – Sundown Signs, QLD, Car Wrap
Highly Commended: Dylan Noble – Macarthur Signs & Graphics, NSW, Colin & A Beer
Highly Commended: Doreen Shirky – Impression Markings, NSW, JSNA Lightbox

People’s Choice Award

Liberty Signs, NSW, What’s That Guvnor? (Full Vehicle Wrap)

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