Our Annual CompetitionsInternational Student Design Competition - Since 1971 and every year since, the Institute puts together a competition for design students that simulates the real world conceptual development of a retail store. The goal of the quarter/semester long curriculum is to give educators a tool that helps students develop a process around how they solve design problems and it also is a way to encourage and recognize the emerging design talent. The Institute hopes that the competition is an effective way to interest students in the dynamic, consumer focused, and strategic career of retail design.
We are dedicated to always improving the format and tools, so please contribute ideas and feedback to the student education chair. Look for the upcoming years 'RFP' to be released by October each year with the final program and criteria release on January 2nd.
Retail Design Institute International Store Design Awards - The original store design competition, now in its 43rd year, this event attracts the best of the best in Store Design worldwide. The industry's only totally peer reviewed competition, managed by each chapter in turn. An average of over 200 international entrants vie for top awards.