The Retail Design Institute 2008 International Store Design Competition

The Retail Design Institute (formerly the Institute of Store Planners) invites contract design firms and retail in-house design teams to submit projects for the 38th annual International Store Design Competition. Eligible projects are those completed between November 2, 2007 and November 1, 2008.

Category Award
Type International, Award, Open, Single-Stage, Anonymous
Genre Interior, Shop
Country United States
RegDeadline 1 November 2008 GoogleCal iCal
1 November 2008
Eligibility All
Target Field Projects for store interiors completed from November 2, 2007 to November 1, 2008

The Retail Design Institute's competition celebrates exceptional retail design projects. From full-line department stores to manufacturer’s showrooms, a full spectrum of retail design is represented through 18 competition categories.

Winners of the 2008 competition, including Store of the Year, will be announced at a special banquet and awards ceremony to be held in January 2009, concurrent with the National Retail Federation’s annual convention in New York.

Winners will be published in the February 2009 issue of VMSD and on this web site. Winning projects will also be included in the popular coffee table book series, “Stores and Retail Spaces,” published by ST Media Group Intl., VMSD’s parent company.

The jury will be comprised of Professional Retail Design Institute members and other professionals in the fields of Retail and Store Design.


Entry Fee
Retail Design Institute members: $150 USD per entry
Nonmembers, $275 USD per entry

digital images and project description (400 words or less)

Submission Address
Retail Design Institute’s International Store Design Competition
c/o Emily Terlau
Architectural Group International
15 W. 7th Street
Covington, KY 41011 USA

Winner announcement: December 12, 2008

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