Everything you need to know to enter the POPAI Awards 2019

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

Why enter the Awards

Winning an 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.

Projects from the last three years (1st March 2016 to 28th February 2019) can be entered.

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:

  • Window Displays 
  • Shopper Marketing Campaigns
  • Experiential Campaigns
  • Retail Design
  • Project Management & Installation
  • Insights
  • Innovation
  • Sustainability  

Full list of categories

Download the Entry Guide for questions for each category

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

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) 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


The POPAI Awards 2020 will open for entries in July 2019.

Key dates: 

Earlybird entry deadline: 8th March

Final entry deadline: 22nd March