CREATIVE RETAIL

AWARDS 24

Eight Embankment, 19th September 2024

Join the excitement and prestige of the Creative Retail Awards, the ultimate celebration of innovation and excellence in retail, leisure and hospitality design, offering unparalleled opportunities for recognition, networking and celebration.

CONCEPT OF THE YEAR AWARD
PUBLIC VOTE

Explore the 10 projects and select your top pick. The leading choice will be revealed at the 2024 Creative Retail Awards.

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Serious about winning

The Creative Retail Awards are much more than a mere accolade; they represent a pinnacle of achievement in the retail industry. Garnering a nomination or winning one of these awards is a testament to innovation, excellence, and leadership. The awards are judged independently by a panel of esteemed industry leaders, ensuring a fair and unbiased evaluation. This independent adjudication is crucial, upholding the awards' integrity and making them a coveted honour. Winning or being nominated is not just a recognition—it's a career-defining moment that can significantly influence the future trajectory of businesses and individuals in the retail sector.

The Creative Retail Awards feature 20 expertly curated categories, offering a broad platform for retailers, brands, agencies, and suppliers to showcase their achievements. This diverse range of categories culminates in an unparalleled awards ceremony, celebrating the remarkable talents and accomplishments within the retail sector. Participation in these categories is not only a recognition of success but also a pivotal moment that can shape the future trajectory of those in the retail industry.

CONCEPT OF THE YEAR AWARD

PUBLIC VOTE NOW OPEN

The Shop Drop Daily Concept of the Year Award celebrates the most innovative and inspiring branded concepts from around the world, as featured on Shop Drop Daily – the premier destination for cutting-edge brand experiences. This Award features the Top 10 most viewed concepts of 2023, curated from the platform’s daily drops, showcasing the pinnacle of creativity and excellence in the global retail industry. Explore the 10 projects and select your top pick. The leading choice will be revealed at the 2024 Creative Retail Awards.

WHERE IS THE EVENT :

LONDON. VENUE TBC

WHEN IS THE EVENT :

SEPTEMBER 2024

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WHY ENTER THE CRA'S

Award nominations boost brand recognition, crucially elevating visibility, distinguishing your brand in the market, reinforcing core values, enhancing trust and credibility, and deepening customer loyalty, all key elements for long-term business growth and success.

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REPUTATION

Winning or being shortlisted for an award can significantly boost your business’s reputation. It serves as a testament to your quality, reliability and innovation, increasing your credibility in the eyes of customers, partners and the industry at large.

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PUBLICITY

Awards provide a great story for your PR and marketing efforts. They offer content for press releases, social media and other marketing channels, showcasing your achievements and setting you apart from competitors.

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NETWORKING

The CRAs are a high-profile event attended by industry leaders. They provide excellent networking opportunities, allowing you to build new relationships, find potential clients, or even discover new partnership opportunities.

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MORALE

Being shortlisted for an award is a great morale booster for your team. It acknowledges their hard work and success, fostering a sense of pride and increasing motivation and loyalty.

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TRUST

Award nominations build customer confidence, showcasing your business’s commitment to quality and reliability.

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BENCHMARKING

Entering awards allows you to compare your business with peers and competitors. This can provide valuable insights into your industry position and highlight areas for improvement or innovation.

OUR 2024 JUDGES & ADVISORY BOARD

The advisory board for the Creative Retail Awards plays a pivotal role in shaping the overall direction and relevance of the awards. Unlike the judging panel, which is tasked with deciding the winners, the advisory board focuses on advising on current industry trends, categories, and the general trajectory of the awards. Their expertise is crucial in ensuring that the awards accurately reflect the evolving landscape of the retail industry. By providing insights into emerging trends and advising on appropriate award categories, the advisory board helps maintain the awards' status as the pinnacle of retail awards.

JUDITH KELLY

Head of Retail Design and Delivery at Hammerson

TIM NASH

LinkedIn Top Voice in Retail, Curator of Shop Drop Daily

ANDREW BUSBY

Retail Industry Expert, Speaker, and Writer

JOHN ABBATE

Special Projects Lead and Customer Experience Advisor - SaveTheHighStreet.org

MATTHEW VALENTINE

Retail Journalist

DAVID DALZIEL

World Renowned Executive Creative Director

More of our 2024 advisory board and judges will be revealed soon.

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CRA 2024 SCHEDULE

Mark these dates in your diary and stay updated by following us on social media for the latest news.

DECEMBER 2023
OPEN FOR ENTRIES

Now is time to prepare and submit your award entries. Please take the opportunity to review our categories and guidance sheet to assist in your submission.

16TH APRIL 2024
NETWORKING EVENT

Join us at our annual networking event for the creative industry, held after the first day of the VM and Display Show. This event is the perfect opportunity to connect with industry peers. 

24 May 2024
ENTRY DEADLINE

Don't miss your final opportunity to submit entries for the 2024 awards. You have the option to enter in one or several categories.

19 SEPTEMBER 2024
CRA AWARDS CEREMONY

The most anticipated night in retail makes its grand return to London. Our prestigious awards are paired with an unparalleled celebration, befitting their esteemed status. This event, attended by leading figures in retail, is the must-attend occasion of the industry. Tickets now on sale.

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