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GlobalShop Product Design Competition Guidelines


Who Should Enter

You must be an exhibitor at GlobalShop 2019 to participate. Products not displayed at GlobalShop 2019 are not eligible.


To enter, prepare and submit: 

  • The manufacturer's contact information, including name, address, phone number, and email
  • 4 - 8 images of your product (JPG or JPEG under 1MB each)
  • A statement up to 250 words describing your product
  • A cost/value statement (maximum 100 words)
  • An optional video displaying the functionality of your product (maximum 1 minute and 30 seconds; upload only files of the following formats: AVI, MPG, MPEG, 3GP, MOV, MP4 at a maximum 50MB)
  • Payment

All submissions must be sent in electronic format. No hard copy submissions are accepted. Please remove your manufacturer's name from the images. There is no limit to the number of eligible products a manufacturer may submit; however, each project may only be submitted once.


  • Fixtures
  • Flooring
  • Lighting
  • Mannequins/Forms
  • Materials, Surfacing, and Wallcoverings
  • Retail Technology Solutions
  • In-store Marketing/POP
  • SIgnage Graphics


The cost to enter is $500 USD for the first product entered, and $250 USD for any additional products.


Winners are chosen by a jury of design professionals. Products will be judged for design, technical advancements/innovations, cost and value, environmental responsibility, aesthetics/comfort, safety, client/user benefits, need and usage for retail spaces. The jury reserves the right to not offer an award in any given category and to reclassify entries into other product categories if deemed necessary or appropriate.

All products submitted for awards must be in the manufacturer's booth at GlobalShop 2019 by 2:30 p.m. local time, Monday, June 24, 2019.

Prior to determining the award winners, judges at their discretion may visit products submitted to the competition.



For questions or more information, contact Clare Socker at