Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Signature Engraving Systems announces winners in second annual engraving and personalization contest.

Signature Engraving Systems recently announced the winners of their second annual Engraving Contest. Signature customers from around the county were invited to submit their most creative layout, most unique engraving, most profitable job and best story behind a special personalization.

The competition was designed to inspire customers to expand beyond traditional engraving pursuits and showcase unique ways to show off their Signature engraving skills and services. Submissions were collected and arranged in to the four categories.

“We received lots of fantastic entries from customers who were able to engrave some very unique items,” says Dawn Stevenson, Director of Operations for Signature Selections, a division of Signature Engraving Systems. “It was great to see how the machines are being used in ways we didn’t even anticipate. It was difficult to pick the winners because every entry was so impressive!”

Twelve contest winners were selected from a large pool of entries by Signature’s board of Directors. “I love to see our customers utilizing the incredible potential of our engraving systems,” says Chris Parent, President and CEO of Signature Engraving Systems. “This contest is great because it helps showcase how versatile our machines really are, and we get to recognize our customers’ engraving talents!”

Winners were officially announced June 4, 2010 at the JCK Show in Las Vegas. The grand prize, second place and third place winners will receive gift certificates good towards Signature Selections products. All entrants will receive a coupon good for 15% off their next Signature Selections giftware purchase.

Grand prize winners

Best Story Behind Engraving – Dana's Fine Jewelry - Newton, North Carolina
Created as a Christmas gift for the Grandmother who has everything, a photo album was personalized by adding her grandchildren’s scanned signatures in silver foil and filled with photos of the family.

Best Layout – Taylor's Gold-n-Stones, Inc. - Fairbanks, Alaska
Photographs of actual airplanes were scanned in, outlined and engraved on a rifle as a gift to an employee of the flight service. The gift brought a tear to his eyes.

Most Unique Engraving – Cher Lineberger - Newton, North Carolina
Embellished leather boots were personalized with gold foil to be a one of a kind accessory for a very pleased customer. “People love my boots and they always ask where I got them!”

Most Profitable Engraving Job – Grabados Monterrey- Laredo, Texas
To celebrate a distributor reaching one million dollars in sales, a commemorative award was engraved with a sliced faucet and the MOEN company logo, and mounted on a cherry wood plaque.

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