DSE 2016 Apex Award Winners List


Here are the winners of the Digital Signage Expo  APEX Awards for great work in digital signage.

Arts, Entertainment & Recreation (16 entries)

  • Gold – Westbury National Show Systems for Winter Festival of Lights – Oakes Hotel, Niagara Falls Ontario
  • Silver – SET for Palais de Tokyo
  • Bronze – BARCO for ShowBiz Cinemas Baytown 10

Business & Government Services (18 entries)

  • Gold – Cineplex Digital Solutions for Scotia Plaza
  • Silver – Omnivex Corporation and Radiant Technology for Cardinal Health
  • Bronze – JPMorgan Chase for The Midtown Food Trucks Animation

Education & Healthcare (10 entries)

  • Gold – Second Story, part of Sapient Nitro for John J. Hemmingson Center, Gonzaga University
  • Silver – Level 3 Audiovisual for Saint Xavier University
  • Bronze – Intermedia Touch for Nicklaus Children’s Hospital

Event Venues & Hospitality (19 entries)

  • Gold – McCann Systems for Viacom Corporate Headquarters
  • Silver – Dreambox Visual Communication Inc. for CityScape Global
  • Bronze – Westbury National Show Systems for Pepsi Center

Food & Beverage (9 entries)

  • Gold – GDS Inc. for Starbucks Corporation
  • Silver – Cineplex Digital Solutions for CF Markville
  • Bronze – Stingray Business for Fogo Restaurant

Immersive Environments (19 entries)

  • Gold – Digital Kitchen for Microsoft Corporate Office
  • Silver – BARCO for Daimler Truck North America at Hoover Dam
  • Bronze – ZEBRADOG for Livsreise

Public Spaces (25 entries)

  • Gold – Second Story, part of Sapient Nitro for Times Square 4K Screen Launch of Vornado Realty Trust
  • Silver – Pearl Media for JetBlue Airways – A Better Wingman
  • Bronze – Technomedia Solutions for “Grand Hall Experience” at St. Louis Union Station

Retail (23 entries)

  • Gold – RMG Networks for Virgin Money
  • Silver – MaxMedia for MyChicago Window Content Display
  • Bronze – FGL Sports for Maple Leaf Square Sport Chek

Transportation (16 entries)

  • Gold – ANC and MTA Arts & Design for “New York Minute” at Fulton Center
  • Silver – Art of Context for Boston Logan Airport (Massport)
  • Bronze – Pearl Media for Kumho Tires: Free Throw Challenge at Times Square Station

APEX Installation of the Year – Second Story, part of Sapient Nitro for Times Square 4K Screen Launch of Vornado Realty Trust

APEX Content of the Year – Digital Kitchen for Microsoft Corporate Office

The judges were a mix of people who would genuinely know what they were looking at, and trade publication writers, who, respectfully, make almost zero sense as judges. Writing about and actually doing that sort of work are poles apart. Oh well.

Congratulations to the winners and the smart companies who understand it’s useful to take the time to submit entries. Award-winning is a very useful phrase when it comes to marketing.

Images and vids of the projects are all here …

Dave Haynes

Dave Haynes

Editor/Founder at Sixteen:Nine
Dave Haynes is the founder and editor of Sixteen:Nine, an online publication that has followed the digital signage industry for more than a decade. Dave does strategic advisory consulting work for many end-users and vendors, and also writes for many of them. He's based near Toronto.
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