Watchfire Names Billboard Award Winners


A digital display featuring live tweets and photos posted during the Penn State-Lehigh Valley commencement ceremony in 2014 won “Best of Show” in Watchfire's 2015 Digital Billboard Awards.

Jason Wilson and Tri Outdoor Inc. of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, produced the Best of Show winner, which featured a design that showcased live Twitter and Instagram posts highlighting photos and tweets submitted by graduates, friends and family during the ceremony.

Gold winners in the digital billboard contest:

  • Key-Ads, Land of Illusion
  • Probien SACI, Metallica
  • Digiview Outdoor, Gym Buddies campaign, Liven Up Health & Fitness
  • Viva Outdoor, World Cup 2014
  • Interstate Outdoor Advertising, Bucks County Live Storm Tracker
  • Puerto Rico Outdoor Media Corp. (PRO Billboards), World Cup 2014

In Watchfire’s 2015 LED Sign Awards, the grand prize went to Spectrum Signs and Graphics Inc. of Jacksonville, Florida. The company designed a sign for Orange Park Medical Center in Orange Park, Florida, that incorporates a live RSS feed that displays current wait times for its emergency room.

Spectrum Signs and Graphics’ award winning sign at Orange Park Medical Center includes a Watchfire 16mm digital display with a full color screen measuring 8’ tall by 11’ wide. The overall sign is a 22’ tall by 13’ wide aluminum structure featuring a double-faced UL pylon with ID panels and metallic silver paint with routed copy that is backed with white-plex and translucent vinyl. The display contains illuminated LED lettering, a top arched piece and painted orange reveals.

Other Gold winners in Watchfire’s LED sign contest:

  • Graycraft Signs Plus, Sweetwater Sound, Inc.
  • Klusty Sign Associates, Contemporary Arts Center
  • Golden West Advertising, Vineyard Christian Fellowship
  • Florence Signs, YMCA of Cambridge
  • Modern Signs LLC, Cactus Cantina
  • Strickler Signs, Tom Shockey Collision

Silver winners

  • Gloede Neon Signs, Dutchess Stadium
  • Strickler Signs, D&L Tinting
  • Golden West Advertising, Idaho Central Credit Union
  • Gloede Neon Signs, Foam & Wash
  • Ace Sign Company, Ginger Creek Plaza
  • DaVinci Sign Systems Inc., North Suburban Hospital
  • Art Display Company, Gala Theater
  • Mid-Florida Signs & Graphics, Machine Gun America
  • Strickler Signs, Movie-Town
  • Ascend Design Inc., Avalon Theater
  • Creative Sign Company, Creative Sign Company
  • Phillips Signs Inc., Kent County Motors
  • Strickler Signs, Brent L. Miller Jewelers

Bronze winners

  • Postema Sign & Graphics, Northgate Appliance
  • Poyant Signs, DCU
  • Creative Sign Designs, Seminole County Sheriff
  • Electra Sign, Creative Director
  • Creative Sign Company, St. John's Lutheran Church
  • Modern Signs LLC, Perdido Beach Resort
  • Horst Signs, Lebanon Federal Credit Union
  • Mid-Florida Signs & Graphics, Viera Medical Center
  • Poyant Signs, Snookers
  • Strickler Signs, York Traditions Bank
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