Step 2: Final Entry form


Checklist before submitting your final entry:

  • You have already filled out the pre-entry form and received an email from the Awards Team confirming your eligibility
  • Complete the Final Entry Form in English
  • SUPPORTING MATERIAL (photos, maps, plans): All photos will be viewed by the judges during the Jury meeting for the selection of several finalists in each category. Please combine all your images (including the main project image requested at the top of the entry form) into a unique PDF file and upload your PDF in the SUPPORTING MATERIAL section at the bottom of the Final Entry Form.


Entry process:

Please note that your entry doesn't need to be completed in one stage. You can start it, save it and complete it later. 

To do so, don't forget to register (it takes a a minute only!). 

Please note that you can start several entries at the same time, and submit them all together once finalised. 

Once processed, your entry cannot be modifed.

Any trouble with the entry form? Please contact us at mapic.awards@reedmidem.com.


Deadline: 13 September, 2019

Best retail concept

This award boosts and recognises smaller retail companies, launched within the past three years, for the originality of their concept (product, marketing campaign, innovation, shop fit-out, etc.), their achievements, entrepreneurial spirit and long-term development plans.

This category is open to retailers from all sectors.

Best retail global expansion

This award honours the retailer that has managed to extend its presence on an international scale in the past two years. Both quantitative and qualitative criteria will be considered by the judges: number of shops opened and to be opened, adaptability to the market(s), development strategy and marketing campaign.

This category is open to retailers from all sectors.

Best store design

This category celebrates the most inspirational store in terms of design, fit-out and display. Judges will be looking for an excellent visual merchandising, use of innovative materials and equipment, and integration of new technologies to offer a unique experience to the shopper.

Project opened between January 2018 and August 2019.

This category is open to retailers from all sectors, and can be entered on their behalf by appointed design agencies and architects.

Best pop-up shop

In recent years, pop-up stores and temporary lets have grown to create interaction and engagement with customers through market, product, service and location testing, without committing to a long-term lease. This category celebrates the pop-up shop, showroom or corner that demonstrates a dynamic and innovative use of its space, time frames, originality of the concept and exceptional delivery for a successful brand awareness. You will be required to describe your marketing strategy, focusing on the event marketing actions you have done and you are planning to do.

Project opened between January 2018 and August 2019.

This category is open to retailers from all sectors, and can be entered on their behalf by appointed agencies.

Best F&B concept

This category rewards the Food & Beverage retailer with the most original concept, which has shown during the past 2 years an originality through the singularity of the product, innovative positioning, and integration of new technologies, interior design and architecture (shop fit-out), advertising campaign. The concept must be viable, expandable and profitable.

Best leisure concept

Retailers and developers desperately look for innovative ways to attract new customers to their stores and shopping centres. Retail and leisure concepts are new ways to drive traffic by adding leisure to the retail mix. This category recognises the most successful entertainment concept and its integration in a point of sale in order to offer a unique and fun shopping experience, and generate sustainable long-term profits.

Project opened between January 2018 and August 2019.

This category is open to retailers, developers and leisure operators.

Best retail innovation

Today, innovation is impacting the retail industry in many ways. As shopping goes more connected and digital impacts the customer journey, brands and shopping centres must rethink every part of the retail experience. This new category is about celebrating the greatest innovations in retail technology. Judges will be looking at how those initiatives or solutions will enhance the shopping experience and reinforce the efficiency of the retailer or shopping centre in terms of sales, footfall, customer loyalty and growth opportunities.

This category is open to retailers, shopping centre developers, start-ups, and service providers.

Project launched within the past three years.

Best shopping centre

This category honours the most outstanding shopping centre showing innovation through new technologies, customer loyalty programmes, retail mix and architectural features that all together aim to increase footfall, customer satisfaction, average spending and offer a unique experience in a new shopping destination. This category is open to new shopping centres, refurbished and enlarged shopping centres. In case of re-opening, Judges will look at the overall improvements brought by these changes and how a shopping centre can have a second life.

Project opened or re-opened between January 2018 and April 2019.

This category is open to developers and architects.

Best outlet centre

This category celebrates the growing popularity of outlet centres with developers, retailers and consumers. The outlet mall must demonstrate qualities such as a diversified tenant mix, accessible location, pleasant architecture and good value.

Project opened between January 2017 and April 2019.

This category is open to developers and architects.

Best retail city centre regeneration

This category rewards the most successful regeneration of a town, city or area within which retail development has played a significant role. Judges will look at the integration of the project in its environment, its contribution to the local community, its attractiveness for city shoppers, its retail mix and the cooperation between the local authority, the developer and the community.

This category is open to retailers, developers, architects, local authorities and cities.

Dates criteria:

- Area regeneration: at least one phase completed between January 2018 and April 2019

- Shopping centre: completed and opened between January 2018 and April 2019

Best futura shopping centre

This category honours the most amazing shopping centres of the future, already under construction or not yet started. The planning approval will be required. Main criteria will include architectural and environmental qualities, use of innovative materials, equipment and techniques, originality of the concept, integration of the project in its environment and its impact on the local community.

This category is open to developers and architects.