HOLLYWOOD, FL – The Association for Retail Environments is accepting submissions for its 2010 Design Awards.

There are 16 store and shop categories, as well as entries specifically for store fixtures, visual presentations and innovative elements, a new award category.

In addition, the A.R.E. Sustainability Awards, recognizing outstanding green building projects, has combined with the A.R.E. Design Awards.

The early-bird deadline with reduced entry fees is Dec. 15. The final deadline for entries is Jan. 15, 2010.

Winners will be announced on March 10 during an awards banquet at GlobalShop in Las Vegas.

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