POPAI Awards 2023


Everything you need to know to enter the POPAI Awards 2023

Why enter the Awards

Winning a POPAI Award is highly prized by industry clients and suppliers alike and sends the message that your business is dedicated to creativity, innovation and excellence in shopper engagement.

With a broad range of categories, the awards cover all aspects of the industry. Your submission will be judged by an independent panel of esteemed retail and brand professionals.

Find out more:

Download the Entry Guide

What it costs to enter:
Entry Fees

The small print:
Terms and Conditions

Guidance to help you enter:
Images & Videos

See previous award entries:
POPAI Awards Gallery

Award categories

Whether you work in temporary display, permanent display, retail design, shopper technology, or implementation there is an awards category for your entry. 

The main categories are made up of categories for both permanent and temporary displays

There are also special categories for:

  • Sustainability
  • Digital Solutions
  • Insights
  • Experiential
  • Shopper Marketing Campaigns
  • Wholesale
  • Merchandising
  • Window Display
  • Store Design
  • Shop-in-Shop & Pop-Up
  • Installation
  • Project Management Innovation 

Full list of categories and QUESTIONS

Judging process

Your work is judged and nominated for an award according to POPAI’s set criteria by a panel of esteemed retail and brand professionals.

Judges are asked to consider several important factors when deciding on whether an entry is worthy of nomination including how well the entry:

  • meets the brief and satisfies both brand objectives and shopper needs
  • overcomes practical in-store challenges and demonstrates original thinking
  • performs in terms of retail impact - was it well executed and relevant to its context?
  • communicates brand and promotional messages
  • performs against key performance measures

Watch a video about the judging process.

Download the Entry Guide for more information and Judging Criteria.

Enter the Awards

Interested in entering the POPAI Awards?

Follow these steps to create your entry: 

1) Download Entry Guide 

2) Download category entry questions and collate information for your entry to include images, client testimonials, results etc

3) Begin your entry HERE by first selecting the category and working through the questions and uploading images. 

4) Complete your entry and submit with full payment before the deadline of April 14th.