2017 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 47th International Store Design Competition. (No entries accepted from general contractors, allied trades, fixture manufactures, material suppliers or owners’ representatives.) 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 January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017.

Entry Deadline: March 1, 2018.

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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 New York Chapter is serving as judging host this year.


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

An awards ceremony honoring the winners will take place in May. Location to be announced.