MAPIC Awards 2019

Competition rules

Reed MIDEM is a French company organised in the legal form of a société par actions simplifiée (simplified joint stock company) with a share capital of 310,000 €, having its registered office at 27-33 Quai Alphonse le Gallo 92200 Boulogne-Billancourt, France and is registered with the Nanterre Commerce and Companies Registry under the number 662 003 557. Reed MIDEM is the official organiser of the MAPIC 2019 tradeshow (hereafter “MAPIC”) taking place on 13-15 November 2019 in Cannes, and of the related MAPIC Awards 2019 (hereafter “MAPIC Awards”). The competition rules of the MAPIC Awards ((hereafter “Rules”) are detailed hereafter.

Item 1: Competition categories and eligibility requirements

Any developer, architect, retail company, city, local authority, service provider, consultant or agent registered to MAPIC may enter the competition in one of the following 11 categories:

  • Best retail concept
  • Best retail global expansion
  • Best store design
  • Best pop-up shop
  • Best F&B concept
  • Best leisure concept
  • Best retail innovation
  • Best shopping centre
  • Best outlet centre
  • Best retail city center regeneration
  • Best futura shopping centre

Item 2: Number of projects allowed

There is no limit on the number of submissions per company, and one entry can be in several categories as long as it meets all the eligibility requirements stipulated in the Rules and separate submissions are prepared.

Item 3: Pre-entry form

Entrants must be registered to MAPIC (see here for registration).  Companies wishing to enter the competition must complete and submit one online pre-entry form per project. Reed MIDEM will verify each project’s eligibility and send a confirmation email. If the project is managed by several companies, the company submitting the entry guarantees that

1. It is the sole initiator together with possible co-authors and warrants;

2. It holds all the rights for the presented projects and information related to the project;

3. It does not harm any potentially involved third party’s rights or anyone’s private life or likeness;

4. The project/idea does not infringe any law, especially copyright laws.

In case several companies submit the same project, they must reach an agreement to design one company only. If not, Reed MIDEM reserves the right to keep the first received entry and reject the other ones. Reed MIDEM will not be held liable in case of any conflicts between the companies.

Pre-entry form(s) must be completed in English and submitted online.

The Pre-entry form extended deadline was 13 September, 2019

Item 4: Final entry form

If the submitted pre-entry meets the eligibility requirements for the next step of the competition, Reed MIDEM will ask the entrant to complete and submit the final entry form and all required materials online by 13 September, 2019. Entry forms must be filled out in English. Entrants expressly authorise Reed MIDEM to use the information completed in the final entry form as well as the supporting materials, for communication purposes if needed.

Item 5: Entry fee

The competition is free of charge. However, the company submitting the entry must be registered to MAPIC. Moreover, all finalists shortlisted by the jury must send at least one official representative to the Awards Gala Dinner, and therefore book a seat (€295) or a table of 10 (€2,550). 

Item 6: The jury and the jury meeting

All completed entries received by 13 September, 2019, will be submitted to the MAPIC Awards Jury, an independent body of retail real estate professionals selected by Reed MIDEM The jury will meet in October 2019 to review the received entries and shortlist several finalists in each of the 13 categories mentioned in item 1. The results will be announced to the entrants shortly after the jury meeting by email. The jury can in total independence, base its selection on various and unlimited criteria. The jury is allowed to move any entry to a more appropriate category and consequently judge it in that category. The jury has also the right to remove a category if they consider that the submitted entries do not ensure a sufficient level of quality.

The jury’s decision is final and will not have to be justified.

Item 7: Finalists and visual elements

Finalists will be asked to provide additional visuals that will be displayed during the MAPIC Awards Gala Dinner. Reed MIDEM reserves the right to choose which elements will be displayed and modify these elements if needed to guarantee the quality of the event.

Finalists accept that all project information, including photographs and other materials provided, may be forwarded to third parties for the purposes of conducting the on site vote, organising the ceremony and promoting the MAPIC Awards.

Finalists also certify and guarantee that they have been authorised to this end by potential co creators or third parties.

Finalists shall hold Reed MIDEM harmless from and against any risk of claims or actions by third parties, both during and after the performance of the Competition on the grounds of an infringement of their rights, in particular as regards the intellectual property rights in the elements supplied by the Finalists under the terms of these Rules. To this end, the Finalists hereby agree to hold Reed MIDEM harmless from and against any claim, of any kind whatsoever, issued by one of its employees, workers or third parties.

In the event that proceedings are issued against Reed MIDEM, all duties, costs, fees and damages that it may be ordered to pay shall be borne by the Finalists only.

Finalists commit to provide Reed MIDEM with the name of the photographer (photo credit). 

Item 8: Competition prizes

In addition to the awards given to the category winners, a Special Jury Award will be granted to the jury’s favourite project among all.

Item 9: Voting process and results

During MAPIC, from Wednesday 13 November (9.00) to Thursday 14 November (noon) 2019, delegates with a badge will be able to vote for their favourite project in each category in the Awards Gallery. Their vote will represent 1/3 and the jury’s vote 2/3 of the final results. In the event of a tie between two or more projects, the president of the jury will make a decision in the presence of a Reed MIDEM representative. The final results will determine each category winner.

Item 10: MAPIC Awards Gala Dinner

The winners will be announced during the MAPIC Awards Gala Dinner to be held on 14 November, 2019 at the Palais des Festivals, Cannes.

Official representatives of the winning projects will collect their award on stage.

The awards ceremony will be photographed and recorded for the purposes of promoting the MAPIC Awards, the winners and their project(s).

Winners authorise Reed MIDEM and their representatives to photograph and film the ceremony directly or indirectly, including their likenesses and voices, together with any elements related to their projects as mentioned under Items 4 and 7 above, and to reproduce and broadcast those photographs and videos to the public by any means, including the website for promotional purposes.

Item 11: MAPIC Awards Gala Dinner attendance

As mentioned in item 5 above, each finalist must send at least one official project representative to the MAPIC Awards Gala Dinner, and therefore book a seat (€295) or a table of 10 (€2,550). All attendees at the gala dinner must be registered to MAPIC. Each winner will be invited to go on stage to receive the trophy.

Item 12: Force Majeure

In the event of force majeure or unforeseen circumstances resulting in the impossibility of organising MAPIC, the MAPIC Awards shall be cancelled without any indemnification whatsoever. "Force Majeure" means any health, climate, economic, political or social situation at the local, national or international level:
(i) which could not have been reasonably foreseen at the time of entering into the participation contract,
(ii) which is beyond the control of the parties, and
(iii) which precludes the performance of the parties' obligations, and, in particular, the holding of the event, or which poses a risk of disturbances likely to seriously affect the organisation and the smooth running of the event or the safety of persons and property. 

Item 13: Privacy

Reed MIDEM collects Applicants’ personal data by the present document or during participation of the event, (attended places or events, services operated). The data is processed by Reed MIDEM for the purposes of caring out its contractual obligations (notably customer’s data base management, events, services and ticketing management, invoicing and cash collection management) and promoting its activity. Such data is stored for a maximum duration of 10 years.

This personal data can be:

- integrated into the online database available to Participants to enable them to prepare the event, promote their business and schedule their business appointments within the event. In this respect, Participants undertake not to use the data for any other purposes. Reed MIDEM reserves the right to stop by any means any disturbance caused by any forbidden use of personal data;

- transmitted to sub processors that have undertaken to comply with Data Protection Laws requirement such as companies belonging to the same group, in particular the companies of the RELX group, service providers and partners, who may be located outside the European Economic Area;

- communicated to Participants, such as speakers, sponsors, exhibitors, who can be located outside the European Economic Area to carry out commercial prospecting;

- used on all distribution and promotional media in connection with the relevant event including over the internet;

- processed for distribution and promotional analysis (profiling, targeting).

As a data controller, Reed MIDEM have implemented and maintain appropriate technical and organizational measures in such a manner that its processing of personal data meet the requirement of French and European Data Protection Laws and in particular GDPR.

Applicants’ may exercise their right to access, obtain, correct and oppose the use of your personal data by writing to

In case, unsatisfied answer to Applicants’ request, Applicants may rise a complain to the French National Data Protection Authority (Commission Nationale Informatique et Libertés or CNIL)

Item 14: Claims

Registering and competing for the MAPIC Awards implies full acceptance of the present Rules. The Rules and the MAPIC Awards are governed by French law. If no amicable settlement can be reached, any dispute arising in connection with the construction and/or performance of the Rules as well as said Awards shall fall under the jurisdiction of the Commercial Court of Paris, which is expressly acknowledged and agreed by the parties.