The objective of the 2017 sign contest is to recognize sign manufacturers for their innovative creations applied to commercial identification, promotion of the corporate image and marketing of products and services through visual communication. This competition aims to encourage and promote excellence in the industry. In addition to the website, winners of the first place of each category will appear on the monthly newsletter and on the cover of the magazine L'Enseigne, accompanied by a descriptive article.
CATEGORY 3D SIGN:
Engraved, sculpted and three-dimensional
CATEGORY LIGHT SIGN:
Pylon shaped letters (channel), neon, luminous boxes, etc.
VEHICLE LETTERING AND WRAP CATEGORY:
Signs, vehicles and buildings
For these 3 categories send one or more photos (300PDI) of your best achievement with your contact details and manufacturing specifications to Mélanie Arsenault at the following email address:
ELIGIBILITY: To be a member of the Association Québécoise de l'Industrie de l'Enseigne. Your achievement must have been made in 2016.
In order to reward our graphic designers who are too often neglected in the creation of our industry, AQIE offers them the opportunity to distinguish themselves by giving free rein to their creativity. The winner of this category will win an Apple Air 2 tablet, a souvenir plaque and the presentation of the work on the cover of the edition L'Enseigne. To obtain the high-resolution mock-up please contact us at or download at
The models must be sent to us by Friday 7th April 2017 with the following information. Contact details of the participant and the AQIE member company. Send your work by e-mail to
The subject is fictional, Complexe Sportif Oxygène is a center containing 6 tennis and raquetball courts, a spa, a swimming pool, a fitness center and a healthy bistro. Located in a trendy area, the center mainly hosts an affluent and professional clientele.
Participants will have to present a layout presentation and a technical drawing describing the method of making the letter-set.
Include in the layout the elements listed below. (Refer to the drawing for the location of the elements). The choice of colors is at the discretion of the artist.
A: Luminous acrylic letter games: front and side lighting.
B: LED border
C: Color projection on the wall and on the floor using 6 projectors.
D: One Directional
The marks will be awarded according to 4 criteria. Each of them accounts for 25% of the total score.
The design of letters
The technique of reflection and lighting
The presentation of the model.
The contents of the technical drawing.
5 bonus points for a well known logo of our industry in the cartridge of the technical drawing.
A jury composed of 3 industry professionals will evaluate the works without knowing the participant or the company for which he works.