So, you'd like to win an Inspired Award?
If you think that you, your store or someone you know is an inspiration to retail, then you’ve come to the right place. There are a total of 12 categories up for grabs, covering a wide variety of skills, disciplines and talents. Click on a category to find out more and apply today.
Feel free to enter as many awards as you want, as many times as you like. We want to see all your seasonal window displays to all your launch campaigns!
The Best Chain Window Display Award celebrates the clout, creativity and unity that can only exist when a brand exists in multiple locations. We're looking for Window Displays that are compelling, innovative and expressive, and will take particular shine to efforts that consistently showcase your brand's personality as the seasons change.
High Street retail is a team sport. But every store out there has someone who goes the extra mile. Someone who's always enthusiastic. Someone who'd do anything to make a customer's day. For these people, we've created The Outstanding Contribution to Retail Award. After all, there's no better way to say thank you than by offering them the recognition they deserve.
The Most innovative Digital Engagement award is designed to reward brands who effectively, creatively and seamlessly integrate their store into the digital world (and vice versa). Successful brands will be able to demonstrate consumer and staff interest, as well as show the positive impact their efforts have had, in-store and online.
The Consumers' Choice Award is an opportunity for High Street Shoppers to offer thanks, appreciation and kudos to the retailers that make bricks and mortar worth visiting. These are stores that offer exceptional service, constant innovation, and unforgettable experiences; the ones who, in an overwhelming tide of digital-only businesses, stand their ground and carry the banner for physical, sensory and experiential retail.
Social Media extends far beyond likes and retweets. For many, it's the best way to captivate, rally and inspire a tribe of people around a brand and what it stands for. The Best Use of Social Media Award celebrates businesses that far surpass the bare minimum, embrace the challenges this ever-evolving landscape poses, and of course, who are able to demonstrate the successes of their efforts.
The Store Manager is many things to many people. They are operationists; the ones who keep things running smoothly. They are motivators, brand ambassadors, and counsellors. Most importantly of all, they are leaders: the ones who unite the team, and drive stores to victory. If you believe your Store Manager deserves recognition, there's no better way than to put their name forward here.
A retail business's point of sale is the clincher. If merchandising, product and sales patter are the first impression, then POS is the last. People crave simplicity, because simplicity makes it easier to pursue happiness. With the Best Point of Sale Award, we're celebrating those brands who understand the importance of fantastic POS.
The consumer mindset is one that can get bored pretty easily, so brands and business need to innovate constantly. So, when something fresh and different hits the High Street, it's hard not to get excited. This Award goes to the brave pioneers who have been pushing the boundaries of bricks and mortar retail with their ideas and actions.
Whether it's a new collection or a new brand altogether, revealing your idea to the world is a big challenge. The Best Digital Launch Award celebrates those who have risen to that challenge and exceeded everyone's expectations. We're looking for campaigns that generate hype, deliver value and spread the word.
The Best Independent Window Display Award celebrates the unique form of creativity and individuality that comes with being an independent or boutique brand. We're looking for Window Displays that are compelling, innovative and expressive, and will take particular shine to efforts that consistently showcase your brand's personality as the seasons change.
The Best Brand Display Award celebrates department stores and concessions with a penchant for effective, compelling design and storytelling in their physical brand marketing.
Retail experiences are multi-faceted. It's not just about price or position; it's about helping to create an emotional reaction that inspires visitors to become customers. With this award we really want to reward the councils, BIDs, shopping centres and high streets that put time and energy into creating an excellent shopping experience for their customers.