HOLLYWOOD, FL – The National Association of Store Fixture Manufacturers (NASFM) invites entries from new or remodeled department and specialty stores, shops, service retailers, restaurants and supermarkets for its 2008 Retail Design Awards. Retailers, designers, architects and suppliers of store fixture and visual presentation products may submit projects completed between Dec. 16, 2006, and Dec. 31, 2007.

A panel of retail designers, store planners and editors from the retail design trade press will judge entries. Awards are based on excellence in design, originality in the use of space and fixtures, and quality in executing the concept. The awards presentation and reception will take place Tuesday, March 18, at the McCormick Place West in Chicago from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

New this year are categories for Pop-Up and Discount/Mass Merchant Stores. The Visual Presentation categories have been expanded to include cosmetic presentation, graphic communication, mannequin(s), seasonal presentation, theme prop or environments, and window display. The early-bird deadline is Dec. 14. The final deadline is Jan. 15, 2008. A PDF entry form can be downloaded at www.retailfix.com/awards_overview.cfm. Entrants should contact NASFM at (954) 893-7300, ext. 4833, for questions and account access information.

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