OMA AWARDS DEADLINE
EXTENDED TO ARIL 29
Download your entry kit today, and
take until April 29 to submit your entries
The Shop! Outstanding Merchandising Achievement (OMA) Awards 2022, now in their 64th year, are the Marketing at Retail Industry’s most prestigious, largest and longest-running awards contest. It recognizes and honors excellent displays that set the merchandising and design precedents of today to become the standards of tomorrow.
Entries vie for gold, silver and bronze honors in their respective categories and divisions. In addition, all gold winners are eligible for the “Display of the Year,” which represents the highest recognition the industry can bestow upon an at-retail display.
Any form of marketing at retail may be entered. Entries need to have been placed in an at-retail location between Dec. 1, 2020 and Dec. 31, 2021. Minimum runs for each division are listed below.
• Permanent — 25 displays
• Temporary — 50 displays
WHO CAN ENTER?
The OMA contest is open to all producers, suppliers and purchasers of point-of-purchase materials, consumer products and services companies and retailers. This includes Shop! members and non-members in North America and overseas.
Some entries are collaborations between two companies. Those entries are entered as “co-entries.” Each of the two companies will be listed on the entry form. Each company will receive an award if its entry wins. Additional fee per display for a co-entry is $200.
To receive the discounted Shop! member pricing, your membership must be up to date and paid, or the non-member rates will be invoiced. If you’re interested in becoming a member or need to check your status contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHAT ARE THE FEES?
Fees help cover the costs of contest software, publicity, awards statuettes and more. Entry fees will not be refunded if displays are disqualified at any stage of the judging process. All fees must be paid before May 1, 2022
Shop! Member (and an exhibitor at Shop! MarketPlace) $599
Shop! Member $799
WHAT ARE THE OMA “SPECIAL” AWARDS?
THE DISPLAY OF THE YEAR AWARD – This award is the most prestigious award of the OMAs and the highest recognition in the in-store marketing industry. One Display of the Year Award is awarded in each division (permanent and temporary) and they are chosen from the gold award winners.
THE CREATIVE AWARD – This award was established to recognize and celebrate creativity and execution of at-retail merchandising design based solely on the creative merits of the submission. Entries eligible for this award are gold, silver and bronze award winners from all categories (non-OMA winners will not be considered). The displays are then judged against the special criteria established for the Creative Award.Active creative directors from various industry backgrounds form a panel of judges to choose the winning displays, and one award will be given in each division (permanent and temporary).
HOW DO I FIND OUT MORE?
For more information, download the OMA Awards Entry Kit. If you have any questions please contact us at email@example.com.