Announcing the 2012 FASTSIGNS MetamorphoSIGN Contest Winners
We are excited to announce the winners of our 2012 MetamorphoSIGN makeover contest! There were 578 approved entries and more than 38,000 votes cast throughout the course of the contest. There were so many amazing organizations and businesses that entered we weren’t sure how voters would be able to choose!
The winners that you chose are:
$10,000 Winner: Conneaut Lake Park in Conneaut, Pennsylvania, won the brick and mortar category.
“Conneaut Lake Park (CLP) celebrates its 120th anniversary this year and is an amusement park venue that is tied for 10th oldest in the country. Our Park is full of history and nostalgia, boasting rare and unique rides. We also have rides from three other parks that have long closed. This year, CLP met the eligibility requirements for the National Register of Historic Places. CLP reopened in 2009, and we’re working hard to recover from two years of closure, financial challenges, and high levels of ride investment. Unfortunately, most of our signage is neither historic nor nostalgic, but rather old and outdated. The sign by our entrance is missing pieces, and our highway sign cannot be updated so we can’t easily and quickly advertise that we have a discount day or event. As we continue to make progress to restore and preserve our Park, we want our visitors to be greeted with signage that we can be proud of, just as we are of this treasure we call Conneaut Lake Park.”
$5,000 Winner: The Workhorse Lifestyle in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, won the vehicle-based category.
“I am the owner and head trainer of The Workhorse Lifestyle, a group of individuals who come together to share their love for fitness. Our training philosophy embraces the idea of hard work, strength, community, and using movement as an outlet for stress. The discipline, determination and drive necessary to be successful in our programs can be applied to everyday life. We work hard, so that we can live easy. We are still a relatively new business, and would love the opportunity promote health and fitness throughout the city. Having signs and banners to advertise our business would serve as a great catalyst to getting our community in shape. Thanks for considering us!”
$5,000 Winner: The Mohawk Hudson Humane Society in Menands, New York, won the nonprofit category.
“The Mohawk Hudson Humane Society is the oldest and largest animal protection agency in New York's Capital Region. Last year we updated our logo and business identity to be more modern and appealing. We have been able to update materials with the new look, but have not been able to afford new signage. Our main building has no sign at all. Signs are important for us since we're not on a main road and we have to make sure people can find us so animals can be adopted and their lives will be saved.”
A very big thank you to everyone who entered and to everyone who voted for all of the wonderful entries. We look forward to sharing the visual communications makeovers with you when completed.