Sign Contest

Win Prizes for Wacky Signs

Larry Jewett - July 18, 2012 09:33 AM


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Paying attention while driving has its rewards, like helping to avoid a crash or not getting lost. Now, the payoff for paying attention could include a set of new tires or a digital camera. These are prizes in the “Wild, Weird and Wacky Signs” contest, presented by
“We’re betting our readers have their own favorites, lots of them in fact, and we’d love to hear what you’ve come across in your own travels,” explains Paul A. Eisenstein, publisher. “To add a little encouragement, we’ll offer some great prizes for the best entries.”
The prizes include a $500 gift certificate from Bridgestone Tires, a digital camera, a portable navigation system including real-time traffic advisories and great collectibles from automakers.
If you see a “Wild, Weird or Wacky” sign, take its photo and share it online by going to or by submitting it to and one of the prizes could be your reward.
The contest, which is co-sponsored by, Nissan and Bridgestone, is underway. The contest ends on Friday, August 17.
According to Eisenstein, the rules are simple. “First, the signs need to be real and verifiable, so while they may give us a laugh, if we at cannot validate them, they will be rejected. Doctored photos will be grounds for immediate rejection and you may have your PhotoShop license revoked. If duplicate signs are supplied, winners will be selected by dumb luck. This is an absolutely non-scientific contest. We’ll base all choices on how much we laugh or gasp, how much we shock our friends and eventually, we’ll ask our readers to vote on 10 to a dozen finalists. In the end, all decisions are those of the editors of and are non-disputable. Digital entries will not be returned, though we may forward them to our friends on Facebook. Oh, and please do not submit photo files larger than one MB.
For more information on the Wild, Weird and Wacky Street Signs Contest, contact Eisenstein at