Two major industry awards programs—the Shop! Design Awards and Shop! Global Awards—are now open and accepting entries for the 2018 Shop! Awards Competition.
The Shop! Awards encompass three premier awards competitions celebrating not only the very best concepts and designs among retail and restaurant environments, but also the most innovative and effective in-store and point-of-purchase displays from around the world. Brands, designers, retailers, creative agencies, and suppliers are invited to submit their most creative work that embodies this year’s theme, “Stand Out.”
The Design Awards recognize excellence in retail design. Entries are judged on design, originality in the use of space and materials, and quality of concept execution. Retailers, design firms, architects, manufacturers, and suppliers can enter at shopawards.org.
The Global Awards celebrate the “best of the best” in both store design and point-of-purchase. Global Award winners are selected from previous Gold winners in all categories from around the world, crowning them best in international class. 2017 Gold winners can enter at shopawards.org.
“The Shop! Awards competitions enable us to honor the very best new designs in the retail environments and experiences industry and to celebrate the full spectrum of talent dedicated to creating everything from small counter displays through 25,000+ sq. ft. store designs,” says Steven Weiss, CEO of Shop!. “Winning a Design Award or Global Award brings added prestige to the incredible work our association members, retailers, designers, and agencies do. We look forward to viewing all of this year’s entries.”
The Outstanding Merchandising Awards (OMA) and the Merriman Above & Beyond Awards will open for entries on October 15.
Recognized by many as the Academy Awards of the retail design and brand marketing industries, winners for all award programs will be announced at GlobalShop on March 28, 2018.