We’re pleased to announce City Lights by Comcut x Callum Morton as our 2022 winner.

City Lights is an industrial artwork made from 44 individual pieces, installed at Foy Lane as part of the opening of the new Ace Hotel in Surry Hills. Comcut Group and influential Australian artist Callum Morton, were commissioned by Golden Age to manufacture and install the artworks.

The cluster of ‘empty signs’ conveys the passing of time and random complexity of urban life. The pieces were made of black powder-coated steel, and used various LED modules and flex neon lines to illuminate in a sequence that moves from front to back then back to front.

The design brief was to have the LED modules and Neonflex visually exposed to emulate various outputs of lighting within the individually fabricated pieces.The artworks are cantilevered from the building, positioned to be highly visible from multiple vantage points.

Our judges felt this project was a highly creative design concept that demonstrated innovation, along with a professional application of illumination.

Comcut group have won a once-in-a-lifetime getaway to the neon capital of the world, including flights to Las Vegas, accommodation in a luxury hotel, & daily passes to attend the ISA Expo!

Our Finalists

Our 2022 Power to Illuminate Competition is now closed, but we’re excited to showcase our incredible finalists and their innovative illumination projects.

Brighter Super by SS Signs – Brisbane, QLD

The Brighter Super project consists of metal fabricated and illuminated flex face signs, installed on both sides of a high rise building in Brisbane’s CBD. For this project SS Signs used our Prism Plus in 6500K and PWM20-24 Dimmable Transformers.

Geyer by Apex – Sydney, NSW

The Brighter Super project consists of metal fabricated and illuminated flex face signs, installed on both sides of a high rise building in Brisbane’s CBD. For this project SS Signs used our Prism Plus in 6500K and PWM20-24 Dimmable Transformers.

Project: Kiwanda Cafe by Signwayz – Brisbane, QLD

Signwayz created a custom CNC cut out design, backed with opal acrylic and a gold trans SAV for Kiwanda Cafe. The fabricated powder coated aluminium support frame is cladded in 3mm aluminium panels which were 2pac painted Matte black. They were then illuminated using the our Blade Modules and Cobra LED Strip inside the hand fabricated acrylic lettering to create a Halo effect.

Project: ONE Melbourne Quarter by CityWide Signs – Melbourne, VIC

The ONE Melbourne quarter project included multiple branded signs in various locations on site. The main building sign consisted of a brass face and was internally illuminated using our Cobra Strip, and was then mounted directly onto glass.

Project: Morris Moor by Consolidated Signs – Moorabbin, VIC

The Morris Moor project consisted of a single elevation of individually fabricated letters installed by a crane and EWP at approximately 6 metres above ground level. They used a single line of our Novaneon RGB module, installed to the centreline of the letter stroke. This fabrication technique makes the letter face almost completely disappear at night, leaving only the Neon Flex visible.

Project: ICBC by Kingman – Sydney, NSW

Comprising of individually fabricated aluminium pan letters with aluminium mesh faces and sitting approx. 130m above ground level, the ICBC sign was lifted into place using the St Martins Tower cranes and installed by an abseil team. The client wanted the sign to be black & red during the day, and white & red illumination during the night. This was achieved by using mesh faces and Edge Lit modules, with custom manufactured red Blade Plus Modules from us.

QBE by Cunneen – Parramatta, NSW

The QBE Parramatta Sky Sign was particularly challenging as the client wished for their logo to display their corporate colours, black & blue, during the day, but to display full RGBW illumination at night. This was achieved by using perforated aluminium faces and over 4600 Bounce LED Spectrum RGBW Modules, 30 Meanwell HLG Transformers, 30 L-Tech F4-5A Wi-Fi Receivers and a Wi-Fi 108 Gateway. Overall, this sign has 20 programmable zones.

Project: Santos by Image Sign Group – Adelaide, SA

The Santos project was challenging due to the size and location of installation. The Blue illuminated section of this sign is made up of 48 individual light boxes, consisting of opal polycarbonate faces with blue translucent vinyl applied, backlit by our 12V Optic Plus.

Preston Mosque by Zimmerman – Preston, VIC

This project used a combination of RGBW Matrix Panels, along with over 1500 Bounce LED Spectrum RGBW Modules. The RGBW was controlled and programmed via a DMX System giving the client full control of this 2-stage project.The large disc was made up of oversized 10mm Acrylic panels, which were lifted into place by hand and installed overhead on scissor lifts. This project was awarded several honours at the ASGA 2022 National Sign and Graphic Awards.

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Meet our Judges

Michael Blazek

Michael is a 40-year veteran in the signage industry.

Michael founded Neon Signs Australia, a pioneer in hand-bending neon tubes for sign illumination in 1990, with his business partner Duncan Read.

During this time, he served six years as resident of the Australian Sign & Graphic Association (ASGA), and judged several ASGA Sign Awards categories.

Paul Richards

Paul has 43 years continual experience in the sign industry.

He started as an apprentice in 1979 for Telecom Australia (Signwriting & Publicity sections), with a secondment to Greater Union Sydney doing theatre front event signage.

He is the manager of PR Signs, specialising in boat signage on Lake Macquarie, along with being the head teacher of Signs & Graphics at TAFE NSW Ultimo College. His educational qualifications include a Bachelor of Education in Adult Education and Master of Education.


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Kim Kennedy

NSW, ACT, VIC, QLD & NT

Kim Kennedy

NSW, ACT, VIC, QLD & NT

Simeon Krecklenberg

SA & TAS

Simeon Krecklenberg

SA & TAS

Adrian Lu

WA