Welcome to the BOCSIes

Celebrating the best of Canada's sign industry

The Best of Canada’s Sign Industry (BOCSI) awards honour the top work of sign companies and related organizations across the country with winners selected by an expert panel of independent judges. The awards program is jointly managed by Sign Media Canada and the Sign Association of Canada (SAC-ACE).

New for 2019: Canada’s Sign Company of the Year (SCOTY) award!

It is the most prestigious in our annual awards line up and will recognize and celebrate the industry’s commitment to the excellence, customer service, environmental stewardship, and uniqueness of Canadian sign companies. For more details on how to enter, click here.

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BOCSI Award Categories

Sign Company of the Year
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A Canadian sign company who demonstrates commitment to the excellence, customer service, environmental stewardship, and uniqueness.

Historic Signage

Antique or classic signs which have been restored, refurbished, or repurposed.

Illuminated Signage

Signs that are neon, light-emitting diode (LED), or fluorescent.

Out-of-home Media

Signs and advertisements on billboards, posters, and transit.

Sign Systems

Signs used for environmental, accessibility, safety, wayfinding, and commercial systems (comprising of at least three signs).

Vehicle Graphics

Projects involving vehicle wraps, decals, and pinstriping.

Building Signage

All building identification signs, including awnings and canopies.

Commercial Tenant Signs

Signage generally installed directly above a business location’s main entry.

Digital Signage
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Categories of digital signage include 3D robotic and liquid crystal displays (LCDs), light-emitting diode (LED), or organic light-emitting diode (OLED) screens, and dynamic projections.

Display Graphics

Banners, fabric graphics, and inflatables are all examples of display graphics.

Fascia Signs/Channel Letters

Any sign painted on or attached to an exterior building or structure wall.

Free Standing Signage

Signs not attached to a building. For example, one placed on a highway exit or at the entrance to a business complex. Some types of freestanding signage include, monuments, pylons, and posts.

Unique Signs

Special projects outside the other categories, which are unusual or unique.

Unique Signs

Special projects outside the other categories, which are unusual or unique.