Digital Signage Expo Opens Call for 2015 Apex Awards Nominations

October 17, 2014 Deadline

Atlanta - DSE, the world's largest tradeshow for digital display and interactive technology solutions and digital out-of-home networks, is now accepting nominations for its 12th Annual APEX Awards for Digital Signage Installations and Content.


To qualify, nominees must have a new or current digital signage or interactive technology program installed between November 1, 2013, and November 1, 2014. Submissions deadline is Friday, October 17, 2014, additional information and entry forms are available at: http://www.digitalsignageexpo.net/dse-apex-awards.

Nominated installations will be evaluated by a panel of independent judges on the basis of:
Challenge - The size, scope or unique requirements of the deployment and what problems had to be solved or overcome to ensure successful implementation.
Solution - The degree to which the solution was "cutting edge" (new, unique, or innovative).
Result - The quantitative extent to which the digital signage or interactive technology deployment benefitted the viewer and achieved the installation's goals.

New to the Apex Installation Awards is a Future Concept category for artistic renderings of futuristic installations showing digital displays, interactive technology and mobile applications integrated into the built environment.

Richard Lebovitz, DSE's editorial director, said, "The new category is designed to encourage imaginative thinking about the role digital displays will play in the future. Technology is evolving at a rapidly increasing pace, and if our industry wants to remain viable and relevant, we can't afford to fall behind. Hopefully, this new category will spur companies to rise to the challenge and share their visions of tomorrow."

Nominated Content entries will be evaluated by a panel of independent judges on the basis of:
Relevance - Was the content RELEVANT to the viewer and in CONTEXT with the environment.
Creativity - Was the content eye catching? Fresh? New? Original? Imaginative? Did it wow the viewer?
Intended Mission - What was the goal? Was it achieved? How was it measured? What were the results?

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.

For the first time in its history, the 2015 awards program will be held as a breakfast during DSE on Thursday, March 12th from 7:00-9:00am at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Lebovitz said, "Innovation is at the heart of what drives growth in the digital signage industry, and DSE's APEX Awards recognizes originality in those applications that demonstrate true advancements." He added, "The new format for the awards presentations will give more people the opportunity to see the entries and celebrate our industry's installation and content achievements."

Mark your calendar now: DSE® 2015, co-located with the Digital Content Show, is scheduled for March 10-13, 2015, with access to the Exhibit Hall March 11 & 12 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas. To reserve exhibit space contact Jeanne Phillips, (770) 817-5903. Or, for more information, visit www.DSE2015.com

You can follow DSE on Twitter at DSExpo, or for all DSE 2015 updates, use #dse2015. For year-round news and information on digital signage, visit DSE's new Digital Signage Connection web portal at www.digitalsignageconnection.com.

About DSE
DSE, held at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV, USA, 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 dedicated to 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.

Over 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 re-certification in seven educational tracks. The 2015 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.

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