Everything you need to know to enter the POPAI Awards 2018

The POPAI Awards are the ultimate symbol of creativity, innovation and best practice.

Why enter the Awards

Now in their twelfth year, the POPAI Awards continue to celebrate the role of retail marketing in all areas of shopper engagement and successful retailing. 

Winning a POPAI Award is highly prized by industry clients and suppliers alike. Winners will: 

  • Gain unparalleled recognition for your project on a national and potentially international platform
  • Benchmark your work against others through an independent judging process
  • Celebrate your team's achievements
  • Raise the profile of your business amongst leading retail brands

Find out more:

Entry Fees

Terms and Conditions

Images & Videos

POPAI Awards Gallery

DOWNLOAD: Entry Guide

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 16 categories for both permanent and temporary displays including new categories for Merchandising and Wholesale.

There are also special categories for:

  • Campaign & Experiential
  • Shop in Shop 
  • Flagship & Store
  • Installation
  • Insights (NEW for 2018)
  • Innovation
  • Sustainability (NEW standalone category for 2018)

Finally, there are two Display of the Year Awards drawn from Gold winners in the main categories.

Full list of categories

Questions for each category

Judging process

The POPAI Awards are judged by a distinguished panel of industry professionals.

Since POPAI began organising the industry awards over 10 years ago our judging process has been tough, fair and rigorous.

Read more on the link below to find out how the awards are judged, what the judges are looking for, and finally how to impress them

Judging takes place in April and nominated entries will be announced in May. All nominated entries will receive a POPAI Award at the Awards dinner in October.

A Gold POPAI Award, the ultimate accolade, is reserved for only the most outstanding work that achieves true excellence. Only one Gold Award is awarded in each category.

More about the judging

Enter the Awards

Interested in entering the POPAI Awards? Follow these steps to create your entry: 

1) Download Entry Guide

2) Collate information for your entry to include images, client testimonials, results etc

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

4) Complete your entry and submit with full payment

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Click here to view your entries

Key dates: 

Earlybird entry deadline: 8th March

Final entry deadline: 22nd March