The Shop! Awards Committee determined that due to the impact of COVID-19 on retail construction and store closures during the pandemic, the Shop! Awards will extend the 2021 submission and selection process by moving the Design Awards to November 2021, in connection with Shop! Ideation, to allow more time for award winning work to be created.

The 2021 Design Awards will open for submission on July 23.

The Design Awards celebrate achievements in areas such as new store design, renovations, fixtures, visual presentation projects, and in-store communications. Entries are cited for excellence in design, originality in use of space and materials, and quality of concept execution. Submissions will open on July 23, 2021.