Call for Entries - 52nd International Design Competition

About the Annual Competition

The Institute’s 52nd competition celebrates outstanding and innovative retail spaces that encourage new techniques in planning, design, graphics, lighting, and visual merchandising.

Call for Entries

Contract design firms and in-house retailer design teams from around the globe are invited to submit projects covering all retail formats.
No entries will be accepted from general contractors, allied trades, fixture manufacturers, material suppliers, or owners’ representatives.
The competition celebrates 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, 2022, and December 31, 2022.

Sample Entry Form

For a preview of questions included in the submission form, click here.

Key Dates

Competition Opens – Monday, January 16, 2023
Deadline to Enter – Wednesday, June 7, 2023 – New Extended Deadline

Entry Information

In order to enter, you must create an account on Evalato.


A list of finalists will be announced in the Summer of 2023.


For more information, please contact Nikki Naar, at [email protected].

To Qualify for Membership Entry Rates

In order to view the promotional codes for membership rates for submissions you must be a current member of the Institute and logged in to this website.
Discount codes will appear in a red box below and correspond to the number of projects you plan to submit.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Promotional codes DO NOT automatically apply, you must enter the code on the entry form after you select your submission category before clicking the “Register” button.

Member Rate Codes for Submissions:

To view member rate codes, please log in as a member and revisit this page.