The Association for Retail Environments—an international, nonprofit trade association advancing the retail-environments industry—is now seeking entries for its annual A.R.E. Design Awards. They recognize excellence in retail design.
Your new store or that renovation project could get your business recognized. A.R.E's competition calls out store elements—including store fixtures, visual presentations, flooring, in-store communications, lighting and wall treatments—for special awards. Also included are sustainable strategies.
Entries may be submitted by retailers as well as designers, architects or suppliers of projects installed in operating retail environments between Jan. 1, 2012, and Dec. 31, 2012.
Entries will be judged on excellence in design, originality in the use of space and materials, quality in executing the total concept—and in some cases, the highest value for the dollars.
The early-bird entry deadline is Dec. 17, 2012; the final deadline is Jan. 15, 2013.
The 2013 A.R.E. Design Awards ceremony will take place on April 16, 2013, during the GlobalShop 2013 trade show at McCormick Place in Chicago.
For more information about the awards program, click here.
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