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VMSD: Call for Competition Submissions

Send us your materials for Designer Dozen, Retail Design Firm Resource Guide, Visual Competition and Renovation Competition




VMSD has officially opened the submission forms for its annual Designer Dozen awards, Retail Design Firm Resource Guide/Top Firms ranking, International Visual Competition and Renovation Competition. To learn more or submit your materials, please visit today!

Designer Dozen
Do you know someone making a difference in your organization, age 35 or under? Nominate yourself or a co-worker for this annual recognition of rising stars in the retail industry. Retailers, designers and visual merchandisers are eligible to enter. Featured in our March/April 2023 issue.
DEADLINE: February 9, 2023

Retail Design Firm Resource Guide
Get noticed! This annual listing of design and architecture firms from around the world also includes a ranking of the top firms of the year (based on annual firm fees). The full, comprehensive listing is found year-round on, and the ranking is featured in our May/June 2023 issue.
DEADLINE: February 24, 2023

International Visual Competition
This annual competition highlights displays with a temporary shelf-life, from storewide promotions to pop-ups to windows, from the previous year. Our Best in Show winner, along with 1-5 First Place winners and 6-8 Honorable Mention winners, is featured in our July/August “Visual Issue.”
DEADLINE: March 3, 2023

Retail Renovation Competition
Featuring the best retail renovation and conversion projects from around the world completed the previous year. Our Retail Renovation of the Year, along with 1-5 First Place winners and 6-8 Honorable Mention winners, is featured in our September/October issue.
DEADLINE: April 7, 2023




MasterClass: ‘Re-Sparkling’ Retail: Using Store Design to Build Trust, Faith and Brand Loyalty

HOW CAN WE EMPOWER and inspire senior leaders to see design as an investment for future retail growth? This session, led by retail design expert Ian Johnston from Quinine Design, explores how physical stores remain unmatched in the ability to build trust, faith, and loyalty with your customers, ultimately driving shareholder value.

Presented by:
Ian Johnston
Founder and Creative Director, Quinine Design

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