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VMSD magazine hosts a range of competitions and editorial opportunities throughout the year. Explore the links below to view competition rules, guidelines and submission forms. For questions regarding deadline extensions or general information, please contact the VMSD editors at vmsd@smartworkmedia.com.


VMSD Designer Dozen
DEADLINE: 2020 deadline has passed. The new submission form will be available in early 2021.
Featured annually in our April or May issue.
Eligible: Designers, retailers and visual merchandisers age 35 and under.
Cost to enter: Free

Retail Design Firm Resource Guide
DEADLINE: 2020 deadline has passed. The new submission form will be available in early 2021.
Featured annually in our May issue and on vmsd.com.
Eligible: Contract design firms, architecture firms, independent designers.
Cost to enter: Free

International Visual Competition
DEADLINE: 2020 deadline has passed. The new submission form will be available in early 2021.
Featured annually in our July/August issue.
Eligible: Retailers, designers, manufacturers and suppliers.
Cost to enter: $50 for first entry, $2o for subsequent entries; $20 for students

Retail Renovation Competition
DEADLINE: April 13
Featured annually in our September issue.
Eligible: Retailers, designers, manufacturers and suppliers.
Cost to enter: $200

Top Women in Retail Design
DEADLINE: TBD
Featured annually in a fall issue of VMSD.
Eligible: Retailers only.
Cost to enter: Free

Holiday Windows Recap
DEADLINE: TBD
Featured annually in our January/February issue.
Eligible: Retailers, designers, visual merchandisers, manufacturers and suppliers.
Cost to enter: Free