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!
This 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.
Technology has become a huge part of the retail industry, from online shopping to graphic displays, consumers have come to expect technology to be involved while they shop. The Best Use of In-store Technology Awards praises those who are transforming tomorrow’s shopping experience to include spectacular tech visuals — whether that’s AR, VR, AI or any other form of interesting technology.
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.
The consumer mindset is one that can get bored pretty easily, so brands and businesses 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 retails with their ideas and actions.
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.
Every store is built on how good their customer service is — from the greeting, to product knowledge and purchase, consumers want to be looked after. We want to celebrate the staff and shops that go the extra mile to treat their customers to the best shopping experience possible with in their store.
The Best Chain Window Display Award celebrates the 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.