DSE Announces 2013 Apex Award Winners

February 28, 2013

This year's Gold, Silver and Bronze Apex Awards were presented to winners in 10 categories from a field of 90 entrants.

Digital Signage Expo today announced the independently judged winners of its Apex and Content Awards for 2013 at its 4th Annual Awards Dinner Sponsored this year by LG, Peerless-AV and the Digital Signage Federation.

This year's Gold, Silver and Bronze Apex Awards were presented to winners in 10 categories from a field of 90 entrants:

Arts, Entertainment & Recreation:
GOLD: Westfield San Francisco Centre, Nominated by Obscura Digital
SILVER: Seminole Casino Coconut Creek, Nominated by Intermedia Touch Inc.
BRONZE: Mansfield Reformatory Preservation Society, Nominated by DRM Productions Inc.

Business, Industry & Government:
GOLD:
San Francisco Public Utility Commission, Nominated by Obscura Digital
SILVER: Christie West Wing, Nominated by Christie Digital Systems Canada Inc.
BRONZE: Arsenal Media Fountain of Content, Nominated by Arsenal Media

Education & Healthcare:
GOLD:
University of Waterloo Stratford Campus, Nominated by Westbury National Show Systems Ltd.
SILVER: Florida Hospital — Wesley Chapel, Nominated by Sound Stage Inc.
BRONZE: Saint Louis University, Nominated by NEC Display Solutions

Event Venues:
GOLD:
Antron Showroom, Nominated by Float4 Interactive
SILVER: Dallas Cowboys Stadium, Nominated by Gefen
BRONZE: University of Oregon, Nominated by Haivision

Food & Beverage:
GOLD:
Dee Daa Restaurants, Nominated by Arsenal Media
SILVER: Top of Waikiki Restaurant, Nominated by Pacific Digital Signs
BRONZE: Starbucks Coffee Co., Nominated by Starbucks Coffee Co.

Hospitality:
GOLD:
Swan & Dolphin Resort, Nominated by Xpodigital
SILVER: Tourisme Montérégie, Nominated by Arsenal Media
BRONZE: Wynn in Las Vegas, Nominated by JANUS Displays by Morrow Technologies

Interactive Self-Service:
GOLD:
Pepsi, Nominated by Intel
SILVER: Telenet Mobile — SmartSpot — DOBIT, Nominated by Scala Inc.
BRONZE: Buffalo Wild Wings, Nominated by Wireless Ronin Technologies

Public Spaces:
GOLD:
Westfield Shopping Center, Nominated by Scala Inc.
SILVER: Samsung Galaxy S3 Turkey Launch Projection Mapping, Nominated by Dreambox Visual Communications
BRONZE: Clear Channel Spectacolor — Times Square, Nominated by Clear Channel Spectacolor

Retail:
GOLD:
Build-A-Bear Workshop, Nominated by Build-A-Bear Workshop
SILVER: Connections, Nominated by YCD Multimedia
BRONZE: Holt Renfrew Ltd., Nominated by Rose and Thistle Media

Transportation:
GOLD:
CBS Outdoor, Nominated by MRI (Manufacturing Resources International)
SILVER: McCarran International Airport, Nominated by Four Winds Interactive
BRONZE: IGITerminal — 3 & 1 Airport, Delhi, Nominated by Times Innovative Media Ltd. (Times OOH)

The DSE 2013 Apex Award of the Year winner is:
Build-A-Bear Workshop, Nominated by Build-A-Bear Workshop

“Because innovation and creativity are essential to driving growth in our industry, it is our unique pleasure and privilege to be able to provide a forum that not only nurtures and recognizes these amazing leaps forward, but also one in which all of us can come together and truly appreciate the work that is being produced in our field worldwide,” said Chris Gibbs, president of Exponation, LLC, which produces Digital Signage Expo. “That is why we are pleased to present the 2013 winners who have distinguished themselves in this way.”

DSE’s Apex Awards were individually assessed and juried on the basis of originality and innovation by an independent panel of six 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:

Ben Skidmore, publisher, Digital Signage Solutions
Lionel Tepper, managing director, ScreenMedia Daily
Tom Leblanc, editor-in-chief, Commercial Integrator
Mike Cearley, senior vice president, Global Social Strategy & Consumer Engagement, Fleishman-Hillard; Author & Publisher, 11th Screen
Jeff Wooten, editor, Sign Builder Illustrated
Richard Lebovitz, editorial director, Digital Signage Expo

SEE THE 2013 CONTENT AWARD WINNERS.

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