- Food + drink
- Entertainment + service
- Fashion + health
- Home + electronics
A new section called “Pop up + events” has this year been added to reflect the growing popularity of pop-up stores. The judging panel this year is Hugh Mullane from Parlante achitectural designers, Elaine Joyce from Pumpkin Patch and Gabrielle Bevin-Smith from Scentre Group. They will take stores’ overall concept and experience into account during the awards process, also looking at the impact of the shop front, signage and graphics, the quality and complexity of the fit out, ambience and more.
Entries close on July 3, and the awards will be presented at Auckland venue Mantells on the Water on September 5.
Last year’s supreme winner was Kingston natural health and beauty store, The Tonic Room.