2020 Sign Invitational Accepting Entries

Deadline to enter is October 1st.
The Sign Invitational

The 2020 Sign Invitational, a competition among sign professionals pursuing excellence in signmaking creativity, is now open and accepting applicants. The fifth annual contest will be hosted by Signs of the Times for the second consecutive year at our booth during the International Sign Association’s Sign Expo in Orlando, FL, from April 2-4. The finalists' entries will be on display in Signs’ booth, and the votes of expo attendees will determine the winner.

The theme of this year’s Sign Invitational is “less is more,” and the word “Signs” must appear on the entry. Each entry must fit on a 2 x 2-ft. display table, which will be provided for the finalists. Power, sound and light effects are permitted. Contestants are responsible for shipping and delivering their entry to the Sign Expo. The application process closes Oct. 1. Invitations to finalists will be sent by Oct. 15. To apply for an invitation, visit thesigninvitational.com.

Be sure to click through the gallery below for sketches from a handful of signmakers planning to enter this fall.

To see a video of Sign Invitational co-creators Dan Sawatzky of Imagination Corp. (Chilliwack, BC, Canada) and Jim Dawson of Synergy Sign & Graphics (Strasburg, OH) talking about the competition, click here.