When are the deadlines?
OMA early deadline is Thursday, December 15, 2016 and the regular deadline is Wednesday, January 18, 2017. There is no late deadline this year.
What are the categories?
OMA categories are broken down into product-based categories, retail-based categories and special categories. Generally, if a display is for product only it should be in the product-based category. If the display was built for a specific retailer, or has retailer branding, it should go in the retail-based category.
Athletic (Includes all clothing, footwear, fitness trackers, etc)
Beverages – Beer
Beverages – Wine and Liquor
Books, Stationery and Office
Cosmetics and Fragrances
Entertainment, Games and Toys
Hair Care and Skin Care
Home and Garden
Personal Electronics and Software
Convenience Store – Retailer
Club Store – Retailer
Drug Store – Retailer
Mass Merchandise – Retailer
Specialty Retailers and Services
Supermarket – Retailer
Aisle Redesign/Shop In Store
I’ve entered before. Is there anything new I should be aware of?
Yes! Production run quantities have been changed and are now division specific. Permanent needs a production run of 25, Semi-Permanent needs a production run of 50 and Temporary needs a production run of 100. The Aisle Redesign/Shop In Store category is exempt from the production run criteria.
Entry deadlines and fees have also been adjusted. There is no late deadline this year. All entries are due Wednesday, January 18, 2017. Also, member entry fees have been split into membership type. If you have questions regarding your membership type please contact Elizabeth George at [email protected].
I’m new to the OMA competition. What do I need to know?
Available in November, we’re offering an entry tutorial to help guide you through the process. Bookmark this page.
What are the important dates to be aware of?
Early Deadline December 15, 2016
Entry Deadline January 18, 2017
Shipping Kits Emailed Mid-January 2017
Floor Plans Emailed Mid-February 2017
Entry Set Up Sunday, March 26, 2017
OMA Judging Monday, March 27, 2017
Shop! Awards Celebration Wednesday, March 29, 2017
I have more questions. Who do I contact?
Please contact Alicia Rutherford at [email protected] or 202-421-5208.