Shop! Australia & New Zealand holds the Industry's major annual awards contest; with the intent of recognising and rewarding best practice, innovation, and excellence in Retail Marketing
Entries vie for gold, silver, and bronze honours. Shop!’s highest honour, the Tom Harris Retail Marketing Award, is selected from the Gold Award winners. Other Pinnacle Awards are given for outstanding performance in Design & Innovation, Shopper Experience, and Best Display. Those awarded Gold are eligible to enter the Global Shop! Awards.
Who can Enter?
Any designer or producer of retail marketing material, agencies, brand owners, suppliers and retailers
The Awards are open to both Shop! members and non-members
Entries for the 2022 Awards Program open October 2022.
Dates & Deadlines 2021
Entries Open Online: Wednesday 6 October, 2021
Early Bird Prices close: Friday 31 December, 2021
FINAL cut off for entries: Midnight, Monday 17 January, 2021
Online Judging Commences: Monday 14 February to Monday 28 February, 2022
Online People's Choice judging (open to public): Tuesday March 1 to Friday 11 March, 2022
Online Pinnacle judging: Tuesday 1 March to Tuesday 8 March, 2022
Awards Gala Dinner: Winners Announced, Thursday 31 March 2022, Doltone House Jones Bay Wharf, Sydney, 6:30pm.
In 2021 there are a total of 27 categories across two streams; 'Physical Store', and 'Shopper Experience'.
For the Physical Store stream, five of the categories provide for two divisions with separate awards for Temporary and Permanent displays.
For full 2021 Criteria and Rules, download the Entrant Information Guide here.
Temporary – up to 4 months
Permanent – over 4 months
I. Physical store categories
Large or Department Store
Grocery Store (Food) Temporary Display
Grocery Store (Food) – Permanent Display
Grocery Store (Non-Food)
Liquor – Temporary Display
Liquor – Permanent Display
Petrol, Convenience & Route
Health & Beauty - Temporary
Health & Beauty - Permanent
Consumer Electronics - Temporary
Consumer Electronics - Permanent
Specialty Retail, Lifestyle & Service Providers – Temporary Display
Specialty Retail, Lifestyle & Service Providers – Permanent Display
Pop This Retail Industrial Design - Temporary Display
Pop This Retail Industrial Design - Permanent Display
5P Group - Environmental Stewardship
Centrum Group Produced in ANZ
II. Shopper experience categories
Digital Instore, Mobile, Online & Social
Field Marketing **RETURNING**
Occasion-based Shopper Campaign
Integrated Path to Purchase Campaign
Campaign Response to a Covid-19 Changing Shopper **RETURNING**
III. Pinnacle and special awards*
People’s Choice Award
Best Design & Innovation
Best Shopper Experience
Tom Harris Marketing at Retail Award
*Pinnacle and Special Awards are selected from entries/winners of the above categories. People's Choice is selected via an online public vote.
Who Judges the Awards?
More than 90 industry professionals judge the Shop! Awards each year, including representatives of retailers, brands, shopper researchers, creative agencies and POP companies. To view the 2021 Awards judges, click here.