The Architectural Sign of the Year

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This category is for signs that make a statement.  Entries should be structural signs – either stand-alone or fixed to a building – that are designed to create a major impression on all who see them.

Entries should not previously have been entered for a British Sign Award

  • Provide a brief bullet-point description of the sign, including a short synopsis of the client brief
  • Describe the materials used in construction, reasons for selection and any particular engineering challenges faced.
  • Provide visual images of your project (up to 4  high quality images, each at 1 – 2 MB)
  • Entries must meet British and European standards where applicable(see entry form)

Judging criteria

The main criteria is the visual impact the sign makes, but the judges will also consider choice of materials and the quality of engineering and manufacture

Enter the Awards here

Closing date for receipt of entries for this award is Friday, 8th September, 2017

About Blackburns Metals & Plastics


Blackburns Metals now supplies one of the largest range of semi-finished raw materials in the country to every market segment including the signs , print and visual displays sector.


Blackburns continue to lead the market for the supply of raw materials into the commercial and traffic sign markets. Through the introduction of a comprehensive range of Cast Acrylic, PVC Foam and Fluted Polypropylene sheet products for the digital print and display markets Blackburns have a comprehensive range of sign substrates and components together with ‘kit’ and ‘semi fabrication’ options.


Sign makers are able to choose between buying individual components such as aluminium composite sheet, sign channels,  posts and a range of plastic substrates as separate items, or in kit form with bespoke fabrication to the customers finished requirements.

OFFSITE MANUFACTURING SERVICE…We offer our customers a semi-manufacturing service to allow them to concentrate on the added value of sign design and installation. This wide range of equipment, such as  CNC Routers, Riveting Machines and  Saws, gives Blackburns  the ability to produce bespoke sign trays or cassettes and intricate shaped signs for external and internal purposes.

INCREASED CAPACITY AND QUICKER LEAD TIMES…Blackburns has invested heavily in developing the sign manufacturing element of its business, and this has enabled the company to increase its capacity, offering quicker lead times with the facility to cut specific and bespoke sizes, fret work lettering and shapes to our customers immediate requirements.

Manufactured from the full range of sign making materials, such as BCP composite sheet, Acrylic, PVC Foam, Polycarbonate and our new substrate Sealwise WCB.

With 10 strategically located distribution and stocking centres in the UK, Blackburns  provides a next day service across the whole range of our signage, plastic, composite, aluminium and stainless steel materials.

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