Digital Signage Expo Opens Call for 2014 APEX Awards Nominations

ApexAward_1013Digital Signage Expo (DSE) interactive technology and digital out-of-home networks (DOOH), is now accepting nominations for its 11th Annual APEX Awards.

New for 2014, DSE has added a Professional & Personal Services category to differentiate services provided by banks, insurance companies, accounting firms, brokerages, and salons from the general retail category. The definition of the “Interactive Self-Service” category has also been broadened to include submissions from the burgeoning automated retail sector

To qualify, nominees must have a new or current digital signage or interactive technology program installed between Nov. 1, 2012, and Nov. 1, 2013. Submissions deadline is Fri., Oct. 4, 2013, and forms are available here.

Nominations 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 benefited the viewer and achieved the installation’s goals.

Nominees remain the venue where the installation was deployed. 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.

The 5th Annual Apex & Content Awards Dinner will be held on Wed., Feb. 12th from 7:00-9:00 p.m.