Digital Signage Expo announced the winners of the 2019 APEX Awards. The announcement was made at the 15th Annual APEX Awards Ceremony on March 27 in Las Vegas. The APEX awards are judged and presented by The Digital Signage Federation.

The APEX Installation of the Year award went to Revel Media Group for their work on the Hale Centre Theatre; and the APEX Content of the Year award went to Magic Innovations for their work on the Saudi Airlines Multimedia Solutions. New for 2019, Dimensional Innovations was named Integrator of the Year for their work for the Minnesota Vikings – The Viking Museum. The three overall winners were selected from the 12 Gold award winners.

Gold, Silver and Bronze APEX Awards were presented to winners in 12 categories from a field of 112 entrants:

Corporate Environments (10 entries)

GOLD – TechTAP TELUS Vancouver Innovation Centre for TELUS Magic Doors
SILVER – StandardVision for One Culver
BRONZE – MAP Global – Musion Turkiye for Maya Holding Maya Kemer and Anatolium Marmara Retail Tower Showroom Space

Digital Out-of-Home Networks (3 entries)

GOLD – Vistar Media for Samsung Mobile and Starcom
SILVER – Cineplex Digital Media for Toys R Us Endless Aisle Solutions
BRONZE – Socionext for S8 8K Media Player

Educational Environments (11 entries)

GOLD – TSItouch, Inc. for Morphogenesis- Stanford Biology Building – Anderson Krygier
SILVER – Tierney Microgigantic for U of M McNamara Alumni Center Discovery Nexus Center
BRONZE – University of Illinois Alumni Alliance for Richmond Family Welcome Gallery at Alice Campbell Alumni Center

Entertainment & Recreation (13 entries)

GOLD – Dimensional Innovations for Minnesota Vikings – The Vikings Museum
SILVER – C&G Partners for Bible Now: Reactive Media Space
BRONZE – Publicis Sapient/Second Story for The Parlors/Thomas Cole National Historic Site

Experiential Design & Planning (11 entries)

GOLD – Ideum for Exploring Pueblo Pottery
SILVER – BARTKRESA Studio for Shogyo Mujo @ Life is Beautiful
BRONZE – YCD Multimedia and Belle & Wissell, Co. for The Spheres: Immersive Visitor Experience – Amazon, Downtown Seattle Headquarters

Healthcare Environments (6 entries)

GOLD – Publicis Sapient/Second Story for Sanford Imagenetics/Sanford Health
SILVER – Dimensional Innovations for Cleveland Clinic Children’s – Interactive Lobby Experience
BRONZE – Envision Canada for Sunnybrook Foundation Digital Donor Wall

Hospitality (5 entries)

GOLD – Publicis Sapient/Second Story for Holland America Line/Explorations Central
SILVER – Magic Innovations for ROYAL WEDDING
BRONZE – Almo Professional A/V for Housing Trust Group

Public Spaces (10 entries)

GOLD – Kolo Digital Signage for Paseo Interlomas
SILVER – Westbury National for The Idea Exchange – The Digital Library, City of Cambridge
BRONZE – NEC Display Solutions of America for Rooted In Greatness

Restaurants, Bars & Foodservice (7 entries)

GOLD – Nova Media for Hotel Indigo Hsinchu Science Park
SILVER – ProntoTV for Pink Fish
BRONZE – Userful for Tiger Nightclub

Retail Environments (22 entries)

GOLD – Publicis Sapient for T-Mobile Signature Stores/T-Mobile
SILVER – Nanonation for Ellynne Bridal
BRONZE – Shikatani Lacroix Design, Metathink Nu Skin for Nu Xtore Shenzhen

Transportation (9 entries)

GOLD – Magic Innovations for Saudi Airlines Multimedia Solutions
SILVER – MTA Arts & Design for “Skyys™” in Fulton Center
BRONZE – NanoLumens for Charlotte Douglas International Airport

Venues (5 entries)

GOLD – Revel Media Group for Hale Centre Theatre
SILVER – Sensory Interactive for Bank of America Stadium
BRONZE – Dreambox Visual Communications, Inc. for Integrated 360 Video Mapping Show for Opening Ceremony of the Gyyanly Polymer Plant

Mark your calendar now: DSE 2020 is scheduled for March 31 – April 3, with access to the Exhibit Hall April 1-2 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas. To reserve exhibit space, contact Andrea Varrone at (770) 817-5905. For more information, visit www.dse2019.com.

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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 15 industry experts and journalists, all of whom have long reported on or have been active in the digital signage sector. Judges included:

Kevin Bartanian, Founder & CEO, Kevani, Inc.
Mark Bennett, CEO, Microgigantic
Carre Bistline, Team Lead, National Vertical Sales, West, LG Electronics, USA
Phil Cohen, Chairman / CEO, CMN Holdings, Inc.
Susan Danaher, Founder, The Danaher Group
Paul Fleuranges, Director, Corporate Initiatives, NYMTA
Kym Frank, President, Geopath
Charles Freedman, Account Manager, CBCI Telecom
Luke Gibbs, Marketing Director, signageOS
Brad Gleeson, Managing Partner, TargetPath, LLC
David Keene, Executive Editor, digiDaybook
Ed King, Co-Founder Customer Experience Strategy, High Street Collective
Bob Kronman, Owner, Kronman Associates
Joe Kunigonis, Head of Digital Managed Services, Gable
Thomas Kunka, Senior Applications Specialist, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Jeff Porter, President, Porter Digital Signage
Kelly Smith, Account Executive, Capital Networks Limited

Note: Judges were exempted from jurying in their own categories or in any circumstances of any potential conflict of interest.