The fourth Awards competition to be organised by the Sign Design Society, recognising excellence in signing and related design, took place in 2009. Entries came from individuals and organisations around the world in four categories - Public Wayfinding, Commercial Signing and Identity, Product Innovation and one reserved for Student work. A Grand Prix prize was awarded to the best overall entry in all categories.
The 2005 Sign Design Awards attracted entries from all over the world. No less than sixteen countries from three continents were represented by corporate and personal entries. They included: Belgium, Bulgaria, China, Eire, El Salvador, England, Germany, Greece, India, Iran, Japan, Korea, Scotland, Spain, United States and Wales.