Full List: Digital Signage Expo Content & Project Award Noms

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Digital Signage Expo announced a couple of big piles of finalists for its Apex Awards and Content Awards, to be handed out in a few weeks at the annual trade show in Las Vegas.

The Apex Awards are for innovation in the development and deployment of technology while the content awards are for guess what.

This year’s Apex Award finalists were chosen by an independent panel of nine industry journalists (broken record time: journalists have no business judging stuff they’ve never done)  from a field of more than 100 entrants vying in 11 major digital signage categories.

The 2014 Apex Award finalists include:

 Arts, Entertainment & Recreation

Basic Fit, Nominated by Scala

Crayola Experience, Nominated by GestureTek Systems Inc.

Freedom Hall, George W. Bush Presidential Center, Nominated by Barco (pictured in post)

 

Business, Industry & Government

Christie Digital Systems, Nominated by Arsenal Media & RP Visual Solutions

GE Digital Energy, Nominated by Advanced

HP Enterprise Services Briefing Center – The Experience, Nominated by AMS Pictures

 

Education & Healthcare

County of Midland – Centennial Library, Nominated by Array Interactive

Queensland University of Technology’s The Cube, Nominated by MultiTouch Ltd.

RealityDeck at Stony Brook University, Nominated by Gefen

 

Event Venues

Buffalo Sabres Hockey Club, Nominated by Westbury National Show Systems Ltd.

Samsung Turkey, Nominated by Dreambox Visual Communications

Seattle Mariners – Safeco Field, Nominated by ANC Sports Enterprises

 

Food & Beverage

Church’s Chicken Int’l, Nominated by WAND Corp.

Juicy’s, Nominated by WAND Corp.

Sodexo @ State Street Financial, Nominated by Sodexo

 

Hospitality

Boulder Station Hotel & Casino, Nominated by BrightSign

MGM Properties, Nominated by NEC Display Solutions

The Queen Mary, Nominated by Insteo

 

Interactive Self-Service

Garrett Popcorn Shops, Nominated by elevate DIGITAL

Heidi.com, Nominated by Intel Corp.

Umajin, Nominated by Intel Corp.

 

Professional & Personal Services

Banamex Citi Group, Nominated by SSL Digital

DNB, Nominated by Scala

Scotiabank, Nominated by Cineplex Digital Solutions

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Public Spaces

BMW i Window Into the Near Future, Nominated by kbs + Spies & Assassins

Gertrude Street Projection Festival, Nominated by tkm9

Kazakhstan Telecom/A1 Productions, Nominated by Arsenal Media (above)

 

Retail

Adidas, Nominated by The Integer Group

Digicel Group, Nominated by T1Visions Inc.

Holt Renfrew, Nominated by Gridcast Media

 

Transportation

Boston Logan International Airport, Nominated by Four Winds Interactive

CBS Outdoor, Nominated by MRI (Manufacturing Resources International)

Show Media Executive Transportation Network/Blackberry Campaign, Nominated by Show Media

 

This year’s Content Award finalists were chosen by an independent panel of nine industry professionals (many who actually qualify as judges)  from a field of nearly 90 entrants also vying in 11 major digital signage categories.

The 2014 Content Award finalists include:

Arts, Entertainment & Recreation

GestureTek Systems Inc., for content created for Crayola Experience – Art Alive!

Niles Creative Group, for content created for Freedom Hall, George W. Bush Presidential Center

Unified Field Inc., for content created for Space Shuttle Atlantis Digital Interactives

 

Business, Industry & Government

AMS Pictures – Creative Strategy, for content created for HP Enterprise Services – Innovation Story

Arsenal Media, for content created for Christie Cypress Lobby

Materials & Methods, for content created for Interactive Art Video Wall at SECU

 

Education & Healthcare

Go2 Productions, for content created for Simon Fraser University

Second Story Interactive Studios, for content created for The Emerging Issues Commons: Connections Experience & The Pulse

Visix Inc., for content created for Western Iowa Tech Community College

 

Event Venues

Array Interactive, for content created for San Francisco Giants @Cafe Social Media Headquarters

Arsenal Media, for content created for Montreal Congress Center Digital Signage

Dreambox Visual Communications, for content created for Samsung Smart TV Launch – 3D Video Mapping

 

Food & Beverage

ARAMARK Sports Entertainment & Allure Global, for content created for M&T Stadium – Optimized Digital Menuboards

Equalize Advertising Solutions, for content created for Pear Street Bistro

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Hospitality

Digital Kitchen, for content created for The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Insteo, for content created for The Queen Mary (above)

 

Multi-platform

MaxMedia, for content created for AT&T Store of the Future

Seenspire, for content created for Seenspire Content Feeds

Young & Rubicam, for content created for DrinkUp

 

Professional & Personal Services

Motion Ads, for content created for BBVA – Bancomer

SSL Digital, for content created for Banamex Virtual Hostess

Wells Fargo Digital Signage Team, for content created for Wells Fargo In-Store Digital Signage Network

 

Public Spaces

Dreambox Visual Communications, for content created for Samsung S4 Launch – 3D Video Mapping

kbs+ Spies & Assassins, for content created for A Window Into the Near Future

Pearl Media, for content created for LoopNet

 

Retail

MaxMedia, for content created for AT&T Michigan Avenue Flagship Store Lifestyle Walls

Seenspire, for content created for Hummel Product Launch – In-store Experience

SSL Digital, for content created for Palacio de Hierro

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Transportation

Art of Context, for content created for Boston Logan International Airport

Pearl Media, for content created for LifeTime

Seenspire, for content created for Eindhoven Airport – Branded Content Channel (above)

 

What I like here is how many producer and integrator names, as well as projects, that are unfamiliar. That wasn’t really happening when these awards started, and could easily be argued still aren’t happening with some other industry awards.

Congratulations to those firms that got a nod, and to the end-users who recognized the value in allocating proper budgets and hiring good people.

 

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 12 years. Dave does strategic advisory consulting work for many end-users and vendors, and also writes for many of them. He's based near Halifax, Nova Scotia.
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