New Awards Introduced in 2020

Following a review of the 2019 Awards by the Shop! ANZ Awards Steering Committee, in 2020 we have made a few tweaks to the Awards. In recognition of the unprecedented upheaval of the industry in by Covid-19 this year, we have also introduced two one-off categories. 

Entries in the new award categories can also be entered in other relevant categories, doubling your chance to win!


Produced in ANZ Award

The Australian & New Zealand POP manufacture and design market has changed remarkably since the Awards were founded in 1997.

To help support our local, domestic industry to survive and prosper, we have introduced the Produced in ANZ category to reward homegrown manufacturing and design.

This new category falls under the Physical Awards stream and will be awarded to the best temporary or permanent displays produced in Australia and New Zealand. To be eligible, all design, processing of raw materials, assembly and packing of the unit must be carried out in Australia or NZ by an ANZ-based business.

Excluded elements include complete components purchased outside of Australia and raw materials. This Award has a minimum production run of 25 displays.

Covid-Safe Retail Continuity Product

The first of two special Covid-related Awards for 2020, this category falls within the ‘Physical Store’ stream and is designed to recognise products that have been created specifically to help or enable brands and retailers of any type to continue operations “Covid safe” for employees and shoppers.

This may also include interesting or innovative integration of technology and sensory components that work together to create a greater connection with shopper.

Examples of this include, but are not limited to, sanitation stations, sneeze guards, masks, and floor decals, social distancing tools, tech-based products such temp checking, counting devices and check in devices including store apps.

Submissions to this category must have been instore between 1 March 2020 and 31 December 2020.

Campaign Response to a Covid-19 Changing Shopper

Housed under the ‘Shopper Experience’ stream, this category will recognise the best campaign or retail transformation project designed specifically to cater to changes in shopper behaviour or challenges arising from the Covid-19 pandemic and social restrictions.

Entries must have an insight or address a new shopper behaviour created by Covid-19, taking into consideration changes to shopping environments and behaviours and can include one or several elements. This category may also include supporting of a business 'pivot' from their core business due to Covid-19.

As with the above, submissions must have been infield between 1 March 2020 and 31 December 2020.

POP this POP that Retail Industrial Design

Industrial design plays a big role in the retail marketing story. This award was created to reward the very best use of industrial design skills to improve a retail display.

Following the success of the inaugural Retail Industrial Design Award in 2019, this category will be split into Temporary and Permanent in 2020.

These Awards will recognise the best use of industrial design skills to improve a display, solve a challenge, or fulfil a specific brief across any store format for both temporary or permanent displays.

More Information

Download the 2020 Shop! Australian and New Zealand Entrant Information PDF for all dates, questions, and criteria for each award category.

Go to the 2020 About Awards page on the website to enter awards and find out more.

Case Study Entry Fees

Members: Initial entry $595 +GST, all subsequent $495 +GST each

Non-members: Initial entry $795 +GST, all subsequent $695 +GST each

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