The Institute’s 48th annual design competition celebrates outstanding and innovative retail spaces that encourage new techniques in planning, design, graphics, fixturing, lighting and visual merchandising.
Design firms and in-house retail design teams from around the globe are invited to submit projects covering all retail formats. (No entries accepted from general contractors, allied trades, fixture manufacturers, material suppliers or owners’ representatives.) The competition welcomes exceptional retail experiences ranging from full-line traditional department stores to specialty apparel stores and restaurants to kiosks and pop-up shops.
Eligible projects are those completed between January 1, 2018 and December 31, 2018. The competition portal opens Tuesday, December 11, 2018 for entries and closes
Friday, February 15, 2019 Friday, March 8, 2019. Click here to be connected.
The “Class of 2018” (finalists for Best in Class award) will be announced in March 2019. The Store of Year (Best in Class) winner will be announced at the 48th Awards Gala & Fundraiser scheduled for May 22, 2019 in New York City. Winning projects will also be published in CSA magazine.
For more information, contact Janet Groeber; [email protected]
Due to the novel coronavirus/Covid-19, the Retail Design Institute has waived membership fees and dues through May 31, 2021 for new members. Stay informed, stay connected and receive all the benefits of Retail Design Institute membership through May 31, 2021. Please use discount code 2020free when signing up. *All prospective members will be vetted according to the Institute's stated membership criteria.