USSC Announces 2009 Sign Design Competition Winners

Herb Young of River City Advertising wins with St. Augustine at the Lake sign system.
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The United States Sign Council (USSC) recently announced the winners of the 2009 Sign Design Competition. USSC annually conducts the membership-wide competition to showcase its members’ outstanding projects in varied categories of sign usage.
This year, the judges were Charles Kelly of Clarke Systems (Allentown, PA); Susan Martisofski of Effective SignWorks (Burlington, NJ); and Bill Riedel of Riedel Sign Co. (Little Ferry, NJ).
A sign system for St. Augustine at the Lake, designed by Herb Young of River City Advertising of Jacksonville (FL), won the Best of Show award.
Award plaques will be presented at the 2009 Sign World USA in Atlantic City on Saturday, December 5, starting at 8:30 a.m.
Although the competition attracted 265 entries, categories 6 (Hand-Painted Vehicles), 7 (Digitally Printed Signs) and 8 (Hand-Painted Signs) weren’t judged categorically, and their entries were, instead, placed in other categories appropriate to their design.

Best of Show: Sign System Category
Designer: Herb Young
Sign Company: River City Advertising of Jacksonville (FL)
Client: St. Augustine at the Lake

Ground Signs – Internally Illuminated (Tie)
Designer: Tom Polzin
Sign Company: Sign Products Inc. (Billings, MT)
Client: High Tech Construction

Ground Signs – Internally Illuminated (Tie)
Designer: Steve Roupe
Sign Company: Gable Signs & Graphics (Baltimore, MD)
Client: Catons Crossing

Ground Signs – External or No Illumination (Tie)
Designer: Nancy Kaiser
Sign Company: Danthonia (Inverell, NSW, Australia)
Client: Glen Innes Severn Council

Ground Signs – External or No Illumination (Tie)
Designer: Curtis Arbaugh
Sign Company: Gable Signs & Graphics (Baltimore, MD)
Client: Brinkley Towns

Building Signs – Internal Illumination
Designer:
Joe Ballew
Sign Company: Denyse Signs (Douglasville, GA)
Client: Goodwynn Town Brookhaven

Building Signs – External or No Illumination
Designers:
Donal McKernan and Joe McKernan
Sign Company: Danthonia (Inverell, NSW, Australia)
Client: Pappy’s Lighthouse

Vehicles – Applied Graphics or Wraps
Designer: Stoner Graphix
Sign Company: Stoner Graphix (Hummelstown, PA)
Client: Stoner Graphix

Hand Carved Signs (Tie)
Designer: Francis S. Lestingi
Sign Company: Signs of Gold (Williamsville, NY)
Client: Maria Giglia Pieri, DDS – Family Dentistry

Hand Carved Signs (Tie)
Designers: Nancy Kaiser and Joe McKernan
Sign Company: Danthonia, (Inverell, NSW Australia)
Client: The Clog Barn

Dimensional Signs
Designer:
Kate Holliday
Sign Company: Windwood Signs & Graphics (Camrose, Canada)
Client: Sole City Shoes

Multimedia
Designer: Gable Signs & Graphics
Sign Company: Gable Signs & Graphics (Baltimore, MD)
Client: Your Space Storage

Original Logo Design
Designer: Ray Guzman
Sign Company: Hoboken Sign/Brain Waze Studio (Hoboken, NJ)
Client: O’Connell’s Restaurant