DSE 2013 Announces 2013 Content Award Finalists

Chosen by an independent panel of six industry professionals

tlanta - Digital Signage Expo® (DSE), the world's largest and longest running International Conference and Tradeshow dedicated exclusively to digital signage, interactive technology and digital out-of-home networks (DOOH), today announced 28 finalists in a total of nine categories for its Content Awards for 2013. The annual DSE Content Awards recognize originality in content applications tailored specifically for the many and varied global DOOH audiences. Nominees are content developers, whether advertising agencies, network operators or end use network owners.

Chosen by an independent panel of six industry professionals, this year's Content Award finalists were named from a field of nearly 70 entrants representing 11 countries. Gold, Silver and Bronze Content Awards will be presented in each category at a special awards banquet slated for the opening night of DSE 2012 on Wednesday, March 7th, from 7-9 p.m. at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. DSE will also present its second annual Digital Content of the Year Award selected from among the Gold finalists.

The finalists include:

Arts, Entertainment & Recreation
Arsenal Media, for content created for The Discovery Wall
Intermedia Touch Inc., for content created for 230" Interactive Touch-screen Video Promotion Wall
Second Story Interactive Studios, for content created for Vault of the Secret Formula: Bubble-izer
Business, Industry & Government
Arsenal Media, for content created for Christie's New Kitchener Digital Lobby
Arsenal Media, for content created for The Fountain of Content
Obscura Digital, for content created for Digital Arts Wall, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission
Education & Healthcare
Arsenal Media, for content created for Wilfrid Laurier's 100th Anniversary
Intermedia Touch Inc., for content created for Miami Children's Hospital Global Telemedicine Command Center
Visix Inc., for content created for University of Iowa College of Public Health-Interactive Wayfinding

Event Venues
Insteo, for content created for Vitec Group
Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment, for content created for
Oklahoma City Thunder, for content created for Chesapeake Arena Digital Signage
Food & Beverage
Arsenal Media, for content created for The Dee Daa Digital Signage Network
Groupe Viva, for content created for Le 2 Pierrots
Moe's Southwest Grill, for content created for Moe's Southwest Grill Digital Menu Boards
Arsenal Media, for content created for The Tourisme Mont�r�gie Experiential Tower
Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin, for content created for Dolphin "ELLA" Video Content & RFID Reader Project
X20 Media, for content created for Cherokee Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa
Arsenal Media and Converse Marketing, for content created for The Caterpillar Touchpoint Digital Program
Elevate Digital, for content created for Groupon
Intelligent Multimedia Ltd., for content created for Guess the TV Show

Public Spaces
Banamex S.A., for content created for Monster Grupo Creativo S.A. de C.V.
Pearl Media, for content created for Chevy Interactive 3D Projection
Vanten K.K., for content created for Ganbatte 365

All Things Media LLC, for content created for Mercedes-Benz AMG Visualizer
RBSG (Natwest), for content created for AKQA
Rose and Thistle Media, for content created for Holt Renfrew 175th Anniversary

Inwindow Outdoor, for content created for Beneful Virtual Dog Park/Columbus Circle Interactive Wall

Registration for DSE's 4th Annual Awards Dinner, or any of the DSE 2013 educational events being held February 26-28, 2013, is now available online at www.digitalsignageexpo.net.

Mark your calendar now: Digital Signage Expo® 2013, co-located with the Interactive Technology Expo and Digital Content Show, will present its three-day conference on February 26-28, 2013. The Exhibition Hall will open for two days on February 27-28, at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas. To reserve exhibit space contact Jeanne Phillips, (770) 649-0300, Ext 16. Or, for more information, visit www.digitalsignageexpo.net. You can follow DSE on Twitter at DSExpo, or for all DSE 2013 updates, use #dse2013. For year-round news and information on digital signage, visit DSE's new Digital Signage Connection web portal at www.digitalsignageconnection.com.

*About the Independent Panel of Judges
DSE's Content Awards were individually assessed and juried on the basis of originality in content applications developed specifically for digital signage by an independent panel of six industry professionals, all of whom have long worked in the digital signage sector and have developed hands-on expertise in many facets of the industry, Judges included:
Nancy Hoffman, Client Relationship Lead, [ADi] Animation Dynamics Inc.
Craig Huff, Graphic Design Manager, Bell Canada at Vancouver Convention Centre
Maria Kozlova, Art Director, mkgrafix.com
Anne White, Principal, Hypehouse
Daniel Wilkins, SVP/Digital Out-of-Home, Wilkins Media Company
Florian Vollmer, SVP Design, Principal, Info Retail Inc.

About Digital Signage Expo
Celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2013, Digital Signage Expo, 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 the digital signage, interactive technology and digital-out-of-home (DOOH) industries. 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.

Close to 180 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 100 educators and the largest variety of educational opportunities, including a live installation tour and structured curriculum leading to professional re-certification in eight educational tracks. The 2013 program will be comprised of 16 pre- and post-show educational events, 32 seminars, 40 targeted Industry Vertical Discussion Groups and over 42 free presentations staged in three on-floor theaters.

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