Urban Sign Gives Small Businesses a Chance to Win $10,000

For the second year in a row, local company Urban Sign is inviting Greater Victoria businesses and organizations to enter a contest for their chance to win $10,000 in brand new signage.

“We are really looking to acknowledge those small businesses that have demonstrated they’re committed to community development and progressive business practices,” said Urban Sign owner Jeff Furneaux. “We know better than anyone that new signage can have a dramatic impact on brand exposure, and we’re excited to contribute something meaningful like this again to the right group of people.”

Interested businesses can enter to win via the Urban Sign website by submitting their company name and contact details, as well as a brief statement outlining how they contribute to their community, and how they feel their organization is progressive. The community at large will then vote for the business they feel most deserves the grand prize, and will, likewise, vote for the second and third prize winners respectively. The company with the most votes wins a grand prize of $7,500 in signage and the opportunity to revamp the look and feel of their storefront. Second and third prizes are no small potatoes either, totaling $2,500 combined.

The contest idea originally stemmed from the company’s core value around giving back to the local business community. Owner Jeff Furneaux created it as a way to reward community-minded businesses and organizations that could benefit from new signage. “Signage is often the last priority in a company budget, and yet it’s such an integral piece of a business’ bottom line. We see these prizes as a concrete way of conveying the message that we support small business. We want deserving parties to be seen and recognized for the great work they’re doing.”

Submissions are welcome starting Tuesday April 12th, and winners will be announced at the end of May.

Last year Urban Sign ran a similar giveaway entitled Follow the Signs, attracting submissions from 21 local businesses and organizations. The winner, Our Place Society, won the $7,500-value grand prize after garnering more than 1,100 votes for its submission.