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50th International Design Competition: Deadline Extended to April 30, 2021!

Updated: Sep 30, 2023

Members and non-members are invited to enter the Institute’s 50th International Design Competition for projects opened in calendar 2020. From scanning headlines to online searches, the year 2020 had a number of notable store openings domestically from New York City to greater Los Angeles, and internationally from London to Shenzhen, in all retail formats.

Categories are the same as last year.* The submission package again requires a 750-word description, list of suppliers and high-resolution images. Deadline for submissions has been extended to April 30, 2021.

*Categories: In-Store Shop; Kiosk; Pop-Up | Pop-In Shop; Manufacturer’s Showroom; Department Store; Specialty Hardlines; Specialty Softlines; Mass Merchant; Big Box l Hypermarket; Home Improvement | DIY; Seasonal Merchandise Shop; Convenience Store; Specialty Purveyor & Provisioner; Supermarket | Grocery; Bar | Pub; Coffee or Tea Shop; Fast Food & Quick Service Restaurant; Fine Dining; Food Truck or Festival Shop; Apothecary, Pharmacy; Audiology, Dentistry, Optometry; Barber, Salon, Spa; Creative Arts & Crafts DIY Studio; Financial; Telecommunications; Travel Services; Concierge | Lobby | Common Area; Unbuilt | Conceptual - Theoretical or Concept Strategy | Thought Leadership.

Winners will be announced in June 2021.

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