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Competition: 2014 International Store Design Competition

Call for Entries
Design firms and in-house retail design teams from around the globe are invited to submit projects for the Institute’s 44th Annual International Store Design Competition. The competition celebrates exceptional retail experiences across more than 20 categories from full-line departments stores to restaurants and pop-up shops.
Eligible projects are those completed between Nov. 1, 2013 and Oct. 31, 2014.
Entry Deadline: November 7, 2014

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Industry’s Only Peer-Reviewed Competition The judging panel will be comprised of Professional Retail Design Institute members and other top industry professionals. The Institute's Boston Chapter is serving as judging host for 2014.

Multiple Opportunities To Have Your Project(s) Recognized. A first place winner and up to two "award of merit" may be awarded in each category at the discretion of the judging committee. In addition, a single "Store of the Year" will be chosen from amongst all the first place category winners. The Institute’s prestigious "Innovation Awards" will also recognize exceptional concepts for their Store Planning, Lighting, Visual Merchandising, Shopfitting & Fixtures, Sustainability, Finishes & Materials, Graphic Design and Digital/Technology integration.

Awards Ceremony
A Global Celebration & PR Coup for the New Year.An awards ceremony honoring the winners will take place in New York City Monday, Jan. 12, 2015 (NRF Big Show week). An after party and networking opportunity will follow the awards, including event photos.
Marketing Impact: Your Winning Entry Will Be Showcased on Five Continents The Institute’s global reach will take a recap of the 2014 winners on a road show that will include such prestigious stops at ICSC, RDI Global Chapters, EuroShop and events on five continents. No other design award program has this reach and ongoing exposure.

Entry Categories

A. New or Completely Renovated Full-Line Department Store

B. New or Completely Renovated Specialty Department Store

C. New Shop Within an Existing Full-Line or Specialty Department Store

D. Hard line Specialty Stores (e.g., Mall Stores, Standalone Stores, Strip Center Stores including Outlet Centers, or Retail Stores)

E. Soft Line Specialty Store

F. Large Format Specialty Store

G. Outlet Store

H. Value Retail

I. Supermarket

J. Specialty Food, Gourmet Grocer & Delicatessen

K. Fine Dining Restaurant and/or Bar

L. Quick Service Restaurant QSR (e.g., fast food restaurants, food court)

M. Casual Restaurant and/or Bar (e.g., pubs, diners, family restaurants)

N. Bar, Coffee, Tea Shop

O. Convenience /Petroleum Store

P. Telecommunications, Mobile Technology Stores

Q. Lifestyle, Health & Wellbeing (incl. Travel)

R. Pharmacy

S. Temporary & Common Area Retail (e.g., Pop-Up Stores, Mobile Food Trucks, Trade Booths, Kiosks or Retail Mall Carts)

T. Brand Spaces (e.g., Manufacturer's Showrooms, Brand Experience Centers, Museums, Exhibitions, Car Showrooms)

U. Financial Services (including Insurance, Investment, Money Transfer)

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