Cactus, CV and Image Box take Asga Fespa HP gold
CV Media & Signage, Cactus Imaging and Image Box won gold in the Asga and Fespa HP 2020 Awards For Excellence, in one of the first in person events of the year.
Cactus Imaging won Large Format Digital Print category for its giant American Express wrap, Image Box won Point of Purchase for its Adidas Superstar Launch, while CV Media & Signage won Printed Fabrics & Textiles for its Rebel - Home Of Football job.
All award winners in the 21 categories were announced at a face-to-face gala dinner held at Victoria Park in Brisbane, and presented live on Zoom for those that could not attend.
“After all the postponements and changes over the last 18 months, it truly was a celebration of excellence in the sign, display and graphics industry,” said Nigel Davies, president, Fespa Australia.
“I’d like to acknowledge the effort made by anyone who contributed a submission for consideration, to congratulate those who became worthy finalists, and to celebrate those deemed ultimately as category winners,” he added.
“Our winners deserve the recognition for their excellence, along with the sponsors for their continued support. The winners have shown an amazing amount of endurance during challenging times and I truly believe that each year the quality of submissions get better and better.”
Other winning companies are: Albert Smith Signs, Angel Signs, Atomic Signs, Blackdog Ink, Brisbane Signs & Engraving, Cunneen Signs, Danthonia Designs, Ecept Forte Signs (Australia), Graphic Effects, Insigns, Kingman Visual, Kustom Design Studio NZ, Liberty Signs, Momo Visual, Neon Signs Australia, Next Printing, Rhino Signmakers, Sign Here Signs, Signco Manufacturing, Signs & Lines, Signs By Knight, SS Signs, Status Signs, T-1 Print, Thomas Creative, Vicon Transfers, Visual Advertising Solutions, and Visual Exposure.
The Young Star Awards go to: Alex Christofidelis, Brisbane Signs & Engraving; Jake Lambourne, SS Signs; Dylan Norris, Liberty Signs; Adam Watts, CV Media & Signage; Doreen Shirky, Impression Markings; and Dylan Noble, Macarthur Signs.
Details of all entries and awards can be found here.
Setting the tone for the night, Steven Bradbury showed how he has transitioned from being an expert speed skater to an expert speaker and MC. “If the pandemic has taught us anything, it is to remind us of the need to be flexible, innovative and responsive and we have all demonstrated these values tonight,” said Bradbury.
Julie Rochester, ASGA President, said, “The last 18 months has thrown up immense challenges for the industry, but, resourceful as ever, our sector has responded creatively and with optimism. We’ve learned how to replace and to complement the traditional face-to-face experience by including hybrid and virtual alternatives.”
Davis added, “I’d like to personally thank all the sponsors of the Awards, without the support of HP, 3M, Amari Visual Solutions, Avery Dennison, Epson, Euro Poles, Graphic Art Mart, Visual Connections, Ball & Doggett, Orafol, SMIB and Trotec this night may not have been possible. I’d particularly like to thank those that have stuck with us through postponements and changes.”
“The feedback we have received throughout this journey has been just wonderful,” said Rochester, in agreement. “I’d also like to thank everyone who participated and showed support for each other. It makes me proud to be part of this amazing community.”
This year’s People’s Choice Award proved popular once again with the highest number of ‘likes’ recorded across all categories. 'What's That Guvnor?' by Liberty Signs (Full Vehicle Wraps) was the stand-out winner, receiving more than half the total votes. It is the second People’s Choice Award for Liberty Signs, having won the People’s Choice Award in 2018.
Details on how to enter the Asga and Fespa 2022 Awards will be announced in November 2021.