The Shop! Outstanding Merchandising Achievement (OMA) Awards 2022, now in their 64th year, are the Marketing at Retail Industry’s most prestigious, largest and longest-running awards contest. It recognizes and honors excellent displays that set the merchandising and design precedents of today to become the standards of tomorrow.
Entries vie for gold, silver and bronze honors in their respective Categories and Divisions. In addition, all gold winners are eligible for the “Display of the Year,” which represents the highest recognition the industry can bestow upon an at-retail display.
WHAT CAN BE ENTERED?
Any form of marketing at retail may be entered. Entries need to have been placed in an at-retail location between Dec. 1, 2020 and Dec. 31, 2021. Minimum runs for each division are listed below.
• Permanent – 25 displays
• Temporary – 50 displays
WHAT CANNOT BE ENTERED?
• Bronze, silver or gold winners from any previous OMA contests
• A display with a minimum run less than allowed by division
• Samples, models, or test units
• A display that is already entered in another category, i.e. entries may not enter a display in more than one category
• A display that is already entered by another company, i.e. entries may not be entered by different companies at the same time
If, for any reason, such entries exist, these entries will be disqualified, and no refunds will be given.
WHO CAN ENTER?
The OMA contest is open to all producers, suppliers and purchasers of point-of-purchase materials, consumer products and services companies and retailers. This includes Shop! members and non-members in North America and overseas.
Some entries are collaborations between two companies. Those entries are entered as "co-entries." Each of the two companies will be listed on the entry form. Each company will receive an award if their entry wins. Additional fee per display for a co-entry is $200.
To receive the discounted SHOP! member pricing, your membership must be up to date and paid, or the non-member rates will be invoiced. If you’re interested in becoming a member, contact email@example.com.