Call for Entries
2016 A.R.E. Retail Design Awards are open
Enter your game-changing design now!
A retail design game changer can upgrade a store, showoff a new concept, reinvent a brand and more - the possibilities are endless! In 2016, the A.R.E. Design Awards wants to see YOUR retail design game changer. A.R.E. has been recognizing great retail design for over 45 years and now is your chance to join in and get recognized for the ground-breaking work you do. Your project could be featured in the Retail Environments Winners Book along with coverage in other industry publications and press outlets during GlobalShop and throughout the year. Share your best with us as our industry judges consider those designs that are changing the game of retail.
More Chances to Win Than Any Other Retail Design Competition!
Enter your shop, store, pop-up, restaurant or specific retail element (store fixture, visual presentation, in-store communication, lighting, flooring, wall treatment, and sustainability). There are 16 categories in all, including grocery stores, department stores, pop-up and service retail, as well as specialty retail.
Big Winners Announced in Las Vegas!
We'll announce the finalists online by Feb. 12, 2016. The Gold Award in each category and big winners--Fixture of the Year, Visual Presentation of the Year and Store of the Year--will be announced onstage at the A.R.E. Design Awards on Wednesday, March 23, 2016, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. The awards presentation will take place in Las Vegas the end of the first day of GlobalShop.
Enter Early and Join A.R.E. to Save!
A.R.E. members who submit entries before December 15 save $350 on each project submitted. The final deadline is January 15, 2016. To join A.R.E. and qualify for the member discount, contact Yajayra Wojtas at 954-241-4831, or Eileen Ramos at 954-241-4837.
"The A.R.E. Design Awards and Sustainability Awards are a great resource for gaining recognition for our clients. No matter what the category, our clients enjoy the Awards Presentation and the exposure that a winning entry can provide. And especially for those with sustainable designs, the industry awards distinguish their efforts toward creating a better future for our planet."
Marketing Director, JGA