Apex and Content Award Winners Announced by DSE

  • Digital Signage Expo
  • 02.13.14
Digital Signage Expo has announced the independently judged winners of its Apex & Content Awards for 2014 at its fifth annual awards dinner, sponsored this year by the Digital Signage Federation and Peerless-AV.

This year Gold, Silver and Bronze Apex Awards were presented to winners in 11 categories from a field of more than 100 entrants.

Arts, Entertainment & Recreation:
Gold - Crayola Experience, Nominated by GestureTek Systems Inc.
Silver - Freedom Hall, George W. Bush Presidential Center, Nominated by Barco
Bronze - Basic Fit, Nominated by Scala
 
Business, Industry & Government:
Gold - GE Digital Energy, Nominated by Advanced
Silver - HP Enterprise Services Briefing Center - The Experience, Nominated by AMS Pictures
Bronze - Christie Digital Systems, Nominated by Arsenal Media & RP Visual Solutions
 
Education & Healthcare:
Gold - Queensland University of Technology's The Cube, Nominated by MultiTouch Ltd.
Silver - RealityDeck at Stony Brook University, Nominated by Gefen
Bronze - County of Midland - Centennial Library, Nominated by Array Interactive
 
Event Venues:
Gold - Samsung Turkey, Nominated by Dreambox Visual Communications
Silver - Seattle Mariners - Safeco Field, Nominated by ANC Sports Enterprises
Bronze - Buffalo Sabres Hockey Club, Nominated by Westbury National Show Systems Ltd.
 
Food & Beverage:
Gold - Juicy's, Nominated by WAND Corp.
Silver - State Street Financial, Nominated by Sodexo
Bronze - Church's Chicken Int'l, Nominated by WAND Corp.
 
Hospitality:
Gold - The Queen Mary, Nominated by Insteo
Silver - MGM Properties, Nominated by NEC Display Solutions
Bronze - Boulder Station Hotel & Casino, Nominated by BrightSign
Interactive Self-Service
Gold - Umajin, Nominated by Intel Corp.
Silver - Heidi.com, Nominated by Intel Corp.
Bronze - Garrett Popcorn Shops, Nominated by elevate DIGITAL
 
Professional & Personal Services:
Gold - Scotiabank, Nominated by Cineplex Digital Solutions
Silver - Banamex Citi Group, Nominated by SSL Digital
Bronze - DNB, Nominated by Scala
 
Public Spaces:
Gold - BMW i: A Window Into the Near Future, Nominated by kbs + Spies & Assassins
Silver - Gertrude Street Projection Festival, Nominated by tkm9
Bronze - Kazakhstan Telecom/A1 Productions, Nominated by Arsenal Media
 
Retail:
Gold - Adidas, Nominated by The Integer Group
Silver - Holt Renfrew, Nominated by Gridcast Media
Bronze - Digicel Group, Nominated by T1Visions Inc.
 
Transportation:
Gold - Show Media Executive Transportation Network/Blackberry Campaign, Nominated by Show Media
Silver - CBS Outdoor, Nominated by MRI (Manufacturing Resources International)
Bronze - Boston Logan International Airport, Nominated by Four Winds Interactive
 
Apex Award of the Year:
BMW i: A Window Into the Near Future, Nominated by kbs + Spies & Assassins

Content Awards:
This year Gold, Silver and Bronze Content Awards were presented to winners in 11 different categories from a field of nearly 90 entrants:

Award Arts, Entertainment & Recreation:
Gold - Niles Creative Group, for content created for Freedom Hall, George W. Bush Presidential Center
Silver - Unified Field Inc., for content created for Space Shuttle Atlantis Digital Interactives
Bronze - GestureTek Systems Inc., for content created for Crayola Experience - Art Alive!
 
Business, Industry & Government:
Gold - Materials & Methods, for content created for Interactive Art Video Wall at SECU
Silver - Arsenal Media, for content created for Christie Cypress Lobby
Bronze - AMS Pictures - Creative Strategy, for content created for HP Enterprise Services - Innovation Story
 
Education & Healthcare:
Gold - Go2 Productions, for content created for Simon Fraser University
Silver - Second Story Interactive Studios, for content created for The Emerging Issues Commons: Connections Experience & The Pulse
Bronze - Visix Inc., for content created for Western Iowa Tech Community College
 
Event Venues:
Gold - Arsenal Media, for content created for Montréal Congress Center
Silver - Dreambox Visual Communications, for content created for Samsung Smart TV Launch - 3D Video Mapping
Bronze - Array Interactive, for content created for San Francisco Giants @Cafe Social Media Headquarters
 
Food & Beverage:
Gold - Equalize Advertising Solutions, for content created for Pear Street Bistro
Silver - ARAMARK Sports Entertainment & Allure Global, for content created for M&T Stadium - Optimized Digital Menuboards
 
Hospitality:
Gold - Insteo, for content created for The Queen Mary
Silver - Digital Kitchen, for content created for The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
 
Multi-platform:
Gold - MaxMedia, for content created for AT&T Store of the Future
Silver - Young & Rubicam, for content created for DrinkUp
Bronze - Seenspire, for content created for Seenspire Content Feeds
 
Professional & Personal Services:
Gold - Motion Ads, for content created for BBVA - Bancomer
Silver - SSL Digital, for content created for Banamex Virtual Hostess
Bronze - Wells Fargo Digital Signage Team & Gilmore Group, for content created for Wells Fargo In-Store Digital Signage Network
 
Public Spaces:
Gold – kbs + Spies & Assassins, for content created for BMW i: A Window Into the Near Future
Silver - Dreambox Visual Communications, for content created for Samsung S4 Launch - 3D Video Mapping
Bronze - Pearl Media & Go2 Productions, for content created for LoopNet
 
Retail:
Gold - MaxMedia, for content created for AT&T Michigan Avenue Flagship Store Lifestyle Walls
Silver - SSL Digital, for content created for Palacio de Hierro
Bronze - Seenspire, for content created for Hummel Product Launch - In-Store Experience
 
Transportation:
Gold - Pearl Media, for content created for LifeTime's Witches of East End Program at Columbus Circle Subway
Silver - Seenspire, for content created for Eindhoven Airport - Branded Content Channel
Bronze - Art of Context, for content created for Boston Logan International Airport
 
Content Award of the Year:
kbs + Spies & Assassins, for content created for BMW i: A Window Into the Near Future

DSE’s Apex Awards were individually assessed and juried on the basis of originality and innovation by three independent panels, each with three industry journalists, all of whom have long reported on the digital signage sector, have published on the many facets of the industry, and are recognized as versant in current industry trends. Judges included:
  • Chris Brennaman, Digital media editor, Digital Signage Expo
  • Mike Cearley, Senior vice president & partner, Global Social Strategy & Consumer Engagement, Fleishman-Hillard; Author & publisher, 11th Screen
  • Leslie Gallery-Dilworth, FAIA
  • Tom LeBlanc, Editor-in-chief, Commercial Integrator
  • Richard Lebovitz, Editorial director, Digital Signage Expo
  • David A. Silverman, Editor, Sound & Communications
  • Susan Szenasy, Editor-in-chief, Metropolis Magazine
  • Lionel Tepper, Managing editor, ScreenMedia Daily
  • Jeff Wooten, Editor, Sign Builder Illustrated

DSE’s Content Awards were individually assessed and juried on the basis of originality in content applications developed specifically for digital signage by three independent panels, each with three industry professionals, all of whom have long worked in the digital signage sector and have developed hands-on expertise in many facets of the industry, judges included:
  • Chris Brennaman, Digital media editor, Digital Signage Expo
  • Loren Goldfarb, COO, Everwell
  • Craig Huff, Graphic design Manager, Bell Canada
  • Maria Kozlova, Art director, mkgrafix.com
  • Richard Lebovitz, Editorial director, Digital Signage Expo
  • Nicole L. Richardson, Digital Signage specialist, The Venetian/The Palazzio
  • Seth Cameron Short, Creative director, [ADi] Animation Dynamics Inc.
  • Florian Vollmer, SVP, Design principal, InReality, an Info Retail Company
  • Daniel Wilkins, Chief client officer, Agency 672


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