The finalists for the 14th Annual DSE APEX Awards were chosen by an independent panel of 11 industry professionals and named from a field of 116 entrants from 10 countries vying in 9 major digital signage categories. Gold, Silver and Bronze awards will be presented in each category at the APEX Awards Ceremony, which immediately follows the FREE Networking Reception, taking place poolside at the Renaissance Hotel on Wednesday, March 28. Also, slides and/or video of each entry will be featured as part of a gallery in Central Park (Booth #1741) on the show floor. See below for a full list of this year’s finalists or follow this link to see more:
Arts, Entertainment & Recreation – Total of 13 entries
150 Media Stream – Nominated by McCann Systems
Cleveland Museum of Art/ArtLENS Exhibition – Nominated by Potion Design
TCL Chinese Theatre “Hollywood Lights” – Nominated by Christie
Business & Government Services – Total of 13 entries
22nd World Petroleum Congress Official Opening Show – Nominated by Dreambox Visual Communications
Daimler Trucks North America – Nominated by Four Winds Interactive
Scotiabank Solutions Branch – Nominated by Cineplex Digital Media
Education & Healthcare – Total of 8 entries
Georgia State University Enterprise Digital Signage – Nominated by Visix, Inc.
Holodomor Mobile Classroom – Nominated by Forge Media + Design
University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital/ Nick’s Theater – Nominated by Dimensional Innovations
Event Venues & Hospitality – Total of 14 entries
“As We Are” Interactive Digital Sculpture – Nominated by DCL (Design Communications Ltd.)
“Convergence” at Metropolis Los Angeles – Nominated by StandardVision
Mercedes-Benz Stadium – Nominated by Daktronics
Food & Beverage – Total of 1 entry
Boston Pizza Flagship – Nominated by Shikatani Lacroix Design
Immersive Environments – Total of 10 entries
Mirage at Metropolis – Nominated by Go2 Productions
Super Bowl LIVE Water & Building Projection Show – Nominated by bluemedia
Uninterrupted – Nominated by Colours and Shapes Design Inc.
Public Spaces – Total of 29 entries
Dubai Aquarium – Nominated by LG Electronics USA Business Solutions
Uninterrupted – Nominated by Colours and Shapes Design, Inc.
Cars 3, Digital Experiential Campaign – Nominated by Cineplex Digital Media
Retail – Total of 18 entries
EDGE (Enhanced Display for Grocery Environment) – Nominated by The Kroger Co.
Fume Scent Lounge – Nominated by ICON Media Communications Inc.
Sportes Experts – Downtown Montreal – Nominated by Stingray Business
Transportation – Total of 10 entries
Changi Airport (Terminal 4) – Nominated by NanoLumens
Pearson Int’l Airport (GTAA Passenger Information Zone) – Nominated by Eventscape Inc.
The Fluid – Nominated by MTA Arts & Design
About the Independent Panel of APEX Award Judges
DSE’s APEX Awards were individually assessed and juried on the basis of originality and innovation by 11 industry experts and 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:
Phil Cohen, Chairman / CEO, CMN Holdings, Inc.
Laura Davis-Taylor, Co-Founder, High Street Collective
Randy Dearborn, Vice President, Multimedia & Guest Technology, MGM Resorts International
Len Dudis, CIO/Director, Corporativo T.I., Grupo Vidanta
Paul Fleuranges, Vice President Corporate Communications, MTA
Dave Haynes, Founding Editor, Sixteen:Nine
David Keene, Executive Editor, NewBay Media
Jeff Kent, Chief Technology Officer, Cineplex Entertainment
Brad Parler, Digital Communications Administrator, Blinds.com
Sheldon Silverman, CEO, SmartBomb Media Group
Hunter Spence, Executive Technology Director, Second Story