Digital Signage Expo Opens Call for 2017 APEX Awards Nominations


Atlanta – DSE, the world’s largest tradeshow for digital display, interactive technology solutions and digital out-of-home networks, is now accepting nominations for its 14th Annual APEX Awards.

Designed to recognize and honor achievement in the installation of digital displays and interactive technology and the creation of compelling viewer content, the DSE APEX Awards have honored hundreds of companies for their innovation throughout the years. As these digital signage installations and the content they display go hand-in-hand, and the lines between the two are becoming less and less distinct, the Installation and Content Awards will now be presented in a single category.

“Every year entries for the DSE APEX Awards continue to get more and more impressive as the industry continues to evolve,” Chris Brennaman, DSE’s Conference Manager, said. “We can’t wait to showcase the latest round of excellent installations and content with the DSE audience in March.”

The APEX Awards will be presented to three outstanding entries – Gold, Silver and Bronze – in a total of nine categories. Additionally, two overall winners will receive the APEX Installation of the Year and APEX Content of the Year awards. Categories include Arts, Entertainment & Recreation; Business & Government Services; Education & Healthcare; Event Venues & Hospitality; Food & Beverage; Immersive Environments; Public Spaces; Retail; and Transportation.

To qualify, nominees must have a new or current digital signage or interactive technology program installed between Nov. 1, 2015, and Oct. 31, 2016. Updated content for existing digital signage installations that began running during the same time period will also qualify. The deadline to submit entries is Nov. 4, 2016.
Additional information and entry forms are available here.

The nominating companies can be the venues themselves, the technology providers that provided the installation hardware and software, the architects and design firms who conceived the project, as well as the system integrators who did the installation. A single company is permitted to submit multiple nominations for separate projects. The cost to enter the DSE APEX Awards is $145USD per entry if submitted by midnight EDT Oct. 7, 2016. Thereafter, the cost per entry is $195USD.

The 2017 awards program will be held Wednesday March 29 from 5-7 p.m. during DSE’s free networking reception at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Mark your calendar now: DSE® 2017 is scheduled for March 28-31, 2017, with access to the Exhibit Hall March 29-30 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas. To reserve exhibit space contact Andrea Varrone at (770) 817-5905. Or, for more information, visit

You can follow DSE on Twitter at DSExpo, or for all DSE 2017 updates, use #dse2017. For year-round news and information on digital signage, visit DSE’s Digital Signage Connection web portal at


About DSE
DSE, produced by Exponation LLC, is co-located with the Digital Content Show, and will be held at the Las Vegas Convention Center March 28-30, 2017 with access to the Exhibit Hall March 29-30. DSE is the world’s largest and longest-running conference and trade show exclusively dedicated to showcasing innovative digital communications and interactive technology solutions for customer- and employee-facing organizations. Launched in 2004, DSE was the first event for the digital signage market and has been a significant contributor to the growth of this fast-paced industry. Professional end-user attendance represents decision-makers from key industry categories such as retail, restaurant, healthcare, education, hospitality and transportation, as well as other key stakeholders, including advertising executives, brand marketers and systems integrators.

More than 200 exhibitors feature technology and services including hardware, software, network, delivery and content from around the globe. DSE also offers the largest and most diversified digital signage and digital out-of-home educational program anywhere in the world, with more than 125 educators and the largest variety of educational opportunities, including a live installation tour and structured curriculum leading to professional recertification in eight educational tracks. The 2017 program will be comprised of pre- and post-show educational events, general conference seminars, as well as targeted Industry Roundtable Discussion Groups and free presentations staged in on-floor theaters.

To reserve exhibit space contact Jeanne Phillips, (770) 817-5903. Or, for more information, visit You can follow DSE on Twitter (@DSExpo), or for all DSE 2017 updates, use #dse2017. For year-round news and information on the digital signage industry, visit

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