DSF Announces Awards

15 Awards Presented During the Ceremony

Warrenton, VAThe Digital Signage Federation® (DSF), the only independent not-for-profit trade organization serving the digital signage industry is pleased to announce the category and overall award winners of the inaugural DSF Awards.  The winning projects represent four continents and a varying degree of scale.

In a ceremony presented virtually by rAVe Agency and the DSF, 15 awards were presented.  12 of the awards were for categories recognized by the industry.  The DSF Alan C. Brawn Educator of the Year Award was also presented at the ceremony to industry luminary, Jim Nista. Two of the awards were overall winners in the areas of integration and content.  The Integration of the Year award went to DCL for the Seminole Hard Rock & Casino in Hollywood, Florida.  The Content of the Year award went to Potion for the Rubin Museum of Art- Wheel of Intention which was on display in the New York City museum.

The awards were originally to be presented in spring 2020 as the APEX Awards during DSE.  Because of the cancellation and closure of the DSE the awards were delayed. “We felt it was the responsibility of the DSF to present these awards and recognize the dedication of the nominees in presenting some of the best and most creative work in our industry,” said DSF Chairman, Spencer Graham. 

After a judging process led by DSF members, finalists were notified in spring of 2020 about being one of the top three entries in their categories.  In the fall of 2020, with the closure of the DSE, the DSF Board of Directors announced that the DSF would be recognizing the winners in a virtual ceremony.  The ceremony may be seen on the rAVe LANCH platform at https://lavnch.com/lavnch-and-learn/dsf-awards/

Below is a list of all the finalists and their award place in the award categories.  These projects will be featured on the DSF website (https://digitalisignagefederation.org ) throughout the winter and spring of 2021.

Corporate Environments

  1. Four Winds Interactive: Delta Air Lines, Biometric Hoteling Solution
  2. NanoLumens: Legacy Union Bank of America Tower Lobby
  3. DCL (Design Communications Ltd.): Forcepoint

Digital Out-of-Home

  1. BARTKRESA Studio: Friends 25th Anniversary Global Kick-off
  2. Big Digital Corp.: The Genesis Experience at Toronto Pearson Airport
  3. Moving Walls: Shell’s Personalized Billboard

Educational Environments

  1. MOSECO: MEDIA MAJLIS at Northwestern University Qatar
  2. Ideum: South Florida Science Center and Aquarium
  3. Belle & Wissell, Co.: Bill & Melinda Gates Center for Computer Science & Engineering

Entertainment & Recreation

  1. ESI Design: Statue of Liberty Museum
  2. Harkins Theatres: Harkin Camelview- Dumbo Takeover
  3. Ideum: Penguin Chill at the ABQ BioPark

Experiential Design & Planning

  1. Potion: The Rubin Museum of Art- Wheel of Intention
  2. Future Colossal: The Artic Refuge Experience. Step In. Step Up.
  3. McCann Systems: DATALAND: LINQ

Healthcare Environments

  1. Envision: Sunnybrook Foundation Tap to Donate Kiosks
  2. Dimensional Innovations: Connecticut Children’s Medical Center Infusion Room/ “The Wilderverse”
  3. Intermedia Touch: Orlando Regional Medical Health Center/ The Wall of Heroes


  1. DCL (Design Communications LTD.): Seminole Hard Rock & Casino
  2. ProntoTV: Hurtigruten/ MS Roald Amundsen
  3. Yaham Optoelectronics Inc.: Palms Ivory Tower Mesh

Public Spaces

  1. Screen Network: Symulakra
  2. ESI Design: The Boston Media Band at 110 High Street
  3. NECSUM: X-MADRID Digital Urban Project

Restaurants, Bars, and Foods

  1. Jump Branding & Design Inc.: Food Court at Union Station, Toronto
  2. HighStreet Collective: The Living Retail Lab: Digital Menu Boards Inside Citizen Supply
  3. NanoLumens: KAOS Nightclub at the Palms Casino Resort

Retail Environments

  1. Userful Corporation: Riachuelo Redefines the In-Store Shopping Experience
  2. Pixel Inspiration: Carrefour Voyages Villiers Hypermarket
  3. Elo: The Fitting Room


  2. RealMotion: LAX Time Tower
  3. Metropolitan Transportation Authority Arts & Design: Fulton Flow


  1. Daktronics Inc.: Tottenham Hotspur Football & Athletic Co Ltd
  2. Dreambox Visual Communications: Yapi Kredi Bank- 75th Year Anniversary
  3. ANC: Wells Fargo Center

DSF Alan C. Brawn Educator of the Year:  Jim Nista

Content of the Year:  Potion: The Rubin Museum of Art- Wheel of Intention

Integration of the Year:  DCL (Design Communications LTD.): Seminole Hard Rock & Casino