The New Zealand Sign and Display awards were created to encourage and promote high standards of design and execution in all aspects of sign making and attain excellence in production.


Initiated in 1997 to Acknowledge Excellence, the Awards are now in their twentieth year.


Sign making in New Zealand is truly of a global standard - from the more traditional aspects of the industry such as brush lettering, gilding and airbrushing, through to the modern techniques that computerisation has brought to the craft, it is fair to say that we are blessed with some of the best, most creative, and most innovative craftsmen in the world.


As always, we have had a fantastic number of entries from the best sign and display companies in the country, so this is your chance to have a great night and to be inspired by the best of the best!



The Awards will be presented this year on Saturday 16th April 2016, in Christchurch at The Wigram Airforce Museum, 45 Harvard Avenue, Wigram.

Limited Seating

As you can imagine an event of this nature is a must attend chance to see, meet and talk to the best of the best in the sign and display industry. The central location of the venue make it easy to reach for out of town attendees.


Great Entertainment

As always we’ll have the opportunity to dance the night away once the excellence awards for the sign and display industry have been presented. The 2016 event will prove yet another occasion where memories are made. As always it will be an evening not to be missed.


Audio Visual Presentation

To ensure the evening is fast paced a professional Audio visual presentation will feature the work of all awards recipients. The creative layout and presentation style will guarantee the evening also for dancing and socialising.


Finalist Display

All finalists work will be displayed at the Wigram Airforce Museum in the period of both the NZSDA annual conference and on the evening of the Awards where pre-dinner drinks will be served.




The Gala Presentation Night will be a prestigious event with the dress code being lounge suit or at least smart casual. Individual tickets are priced at $180 GST inclusive. The ticket price includes a served three course meal, wine, beer, soft drinks and entertainment.