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Want a peek at the questions and requirements found on the entry submission form before registering? Please see following sample form. (Note: form is not active and presented without styling for the purpose of previewing questions and conditions as they appear on the actual submission form.)
Project Name (as it appears on storefront signage, do not add location or other identifier such as ‘flagship’)
A link to a short video about your project (recommended). Remember, this is a concealed-identity competition. Design Firms: Remove company name, logos and other identifying information from your video, project description, images, and floor plans. FAILURE TO REMOVE REFERENCES TO YOUR DESIGN FIRM WILL RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION. Entry fees will not be returned.
If your video needs to be private, please upload that video to Dropbox, select that file in Dropbox, click “Share”, “click “Create link”, and copy that link here. This will allow Judges and Admins to view your video without making it public to the web.
For complete instructions on adding your video privately, please click Here.
To go to Dropbox in a new window, please click here.
Add the store/project logo.This will be seen in the listing of entries. 5 MB is the maximum file size. The logo must be in RGB color.
You are required to submit a description of your project of not more than 750 words. In your written narrative (no bullet points), please describe what makes your concept especially noteworthy or unique in each of the ratings areas. Every project will be rated on the following: Branding; Environmental Graphics/Wayfinding; Circulation/Store Planning; Merchandising Fixturing; Materials & Finishes; Lighting; and Visual Merchandising. At the judges discretion, some projects will be considered for Innovation Awards.
In addition, each entry should include the Scope of Services Provided; Goals & Objectives and how these were achieved; Brand Promise and Customer Journey. (Please, no bullet points.)
All entries must be accompanied by professional photography and each image must be captioned.
If you are a design firm entering the competition, you must REMOVE ALL REFERENCES to YOUR CONSULTANCY. This is a concealed-identity competition. Remove company name, logos and other identifying information from your project description, images, floor plans and video. FAILURE TO REMOVE IDENTIFICATION will result in disqualification. NO FEES WILL BE RETURNED.
Please enter all location information including street, city, state/province, postal code, and country. FAILURE TO INCLUDE ALL LOCATION INFORMATION COULD RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION. No fees will be returned.
Project Completion Date
Please give us the name, city, and phone number of your client.
Name of Person Submitting this Entry
Give us your name here.
Your Phone Number
We will need this number to contact you if there are issues with your submission.
Firm Name of Entrant
The full name of your firm.
The address of your firm.
If we have questions about this project, who should we contact?
Retail Design Institute Membership Number
Indicate the contractor’s name, city, contact person, and phone number.
Outside Design Consultants
I.e lighting, graphics, visual merchandising; Please include the consultanting company’s name, contact person, and phone number.
Suppliers (fixturing, flooring, lighting, graphics)
Include name, city, and phone number please.
You are required to submit a description of your project of not more than 750 words. In your written narrative, please describe what makes your concept especially noteworthy or unique in each of the ratings areas. Every project will be rated on the following: Branding; Environmental Graphics/Wayfinding; Circulation/Store Planning; Merchandising Fixturing; Materials & Finishes; Lighting; and Visual Merchandising. At the judges discretion, some projects will be considered for Innovation Awards. (You may also submit your project for an Innovation Award by paying the additional entry fee.)
In addition, each entry should include the Scope of Services Provided; Goals & Objectives and how these were achieved; Brand Promise and Customer Journey.
Describe your project in full
Describe your project in no more than 750 words using complete sentences. No bullet points or lists. Consultants: DO NOT reference your company by name in any way. If you are a design company, remove your firm’s name, logos and other identifying information from this field. This a concealed-identity competition. FAILING TO REMOVE YOUR COMPANY’S NAME or LOGO from videos, text, images and floorplans MAY RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION. Entry fees will not be returned.
Project Description (Continued)
If there was not enough space, this field can be used for the remaining description.
5 MB is the maximum filesize. Your images must be in RGB color or Greyscale. No CMYK images please.
Please keep in mind that this is a Concealed Identity Competition. Remove your company name, logos and other identifying information from your images.
Project Square Footage
Total area of the project. You may break out selling space.
Photograph 1 Caption
Photograph 2 Caption
Photograph 3 Caption
Photograph 4 Caption
Photograph 5 Caption
Photograph 6 Caption
Photograph 7 Caption
Photograph 8 Caption
Use this only if your entry is in the department store, big box or mass merchant categories.
Photograph 9 Caption
Photograph 10 Caption
Photograph 11 Caption
Photograph 12 Caption
Floor Plan Level 1
Add a floor plan in image format (up to 5 MB, png, jpg or gif format, RGB color mode). Design Firms: Remove any reference to your company in text or logos.
Floor Plan Level 2
Add a floor plan for the second level.
Floor Plan Level 3
Add a floor plan for the third level.
Floor Plan Level 4
Add a floor plan for the fourth level.
Floor Plan Level 5
Add a floor plan for the fifth level.
Floor Plan Level 6
Add a floor plan for the sixth level.
Floor Plan Level 7
Add a floor plan for the seventh level.
Floor Plan Level 8
Add a floor plan for the eighth level.
Floor Plan Level 9
Add a floor plan for the ninth level.
THIS AGREEMENT is made and effective as of the day of
Enter the date here
, and is between Retail Design Institute, 11223 Cornell Park Drive, Ste. 301, Cincinnati, OH 45242, the Institute’s publishing partners and
Full Name for Photo Release 1
Your full name.
whose address is
Address for Photo Release
(Submitter). WHEREAS, Submitter has presented to The Institute and Publisher certain photographic and/or textual material briefly described as follows:
Photo Content for Photo Release
Describe photos submitted by subject matter/content.
Photographer’s Credit for Photo Release
Photo credit: photographer’s name, city, state.
WHEREAS, the parties hereto desire that the Content be published by Publisher;
NOW, THEREFORE, in view of the foregoing recitals, the parties agree as follows:
Submitter hereby grants to The Retail Design Institute, for its use including but not restricted to the organization’s promotional materials, placement on its website www.retaildesigninstitute.org and use in seminars periodicals and presentations : and to the Publisher and the Retail Design Institute , a fully paid up license to reproduce and distribute copies of the Content in Publisher’s magazine to post the Content on Publisher’s website , to edit, revise and otherwise adapt the Content before or after such publication or posting, and to reprint and republish the Content in such form and in such manner as Publisher, in its sole discretion, deems appropriate.
Submitter will provide Publisher with a project source list of the items in the Content and the names of those who should be credited for each item, and Submitter will otherwise cooperate with and promptly assist Publisher in preparing the Content for publication.
Publisher will credit those identified in the project source list in a manner customary to the trade.
Submitter warrants that it has the authority to grant the foregoing license to the Retail Design Institute and Institute’s Publishers and to authorize Institute and Publisher to identify and credit those named in the project source list, and Submitter will indemnify and hold Institute and Publisher harmless from all costs (including attorneys’ fees), claims and damages if Publisher is accused of or held to have violated the rights of any third party as a result of such publication and/or posting. SO AGREED.
Full Name for Photo Release 2
Please enter your full name again.
, Publisher, and Retail Design Institute
Signature for Photo Release
Please sign this agreement by entering your full name once more.
Job Title for Photo Release
Your job title
Sign in the space provided above and include in entry materials for the Retail Design Institute’s Store Design Competition. Entry will not be considered without this form. Winners of the competition will receive a copy with Retail Design Institute’s signature as a contract for publication of this competition.
Submit the logo of your firm (consultant or retailer team) up to 5 MB, in png, jpg or gif format
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