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).

Including: 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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Mark September 25, 2020 in your calendar. A Night Out at the BOCSIes is back—and this year it's virtual! It all begins at 3 p.m. ET with a series of product demos from our sponsors, including:


You won’t want to miss these live demonstrations where you’ll be able to ask questions to a product rep and have a chance to win a $100 Amazon.ca gift card*! Even if you can’t make it, don’t forget, we’ll send all registrants a recording of the demo later so make sure you’re on the list!

The evening continues at 7:00 p.m. ET (the virtual doors open at 6:45) with the annual awards gala. Find our who won this year’s BOCSI awards including the prestigious Sign Company of the Year, network with other industry professionals and play some signage trivia with PRIZES courtesy of Roland! Don’t miss it!

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.

Building Signage
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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.

Out-of-home Media

Signs and advertisements on billboards, posters, and transit.

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

Fascia Signs/Channel Letters
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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.

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

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

Sign Systems

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

Unique Signs

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

Vehicle Graphics
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Projects involving vehicle wraps, decals, and pinstriping.