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Editor-in-Chief Patricia Sheehan
It's December, at last. After months of feverish planning and installation of holiday store and window displays, retail designers and visual
merchandisers are reveling in a brief respite from the pressures of
their demanding jobs. Either that or they're lying in a coma somewhere - hopefully on a warm, sunny beach.
So, before you pat yourself on the back for surviving another grueling season (or imbibe some well-deserved holiday cheer) how about
setting aside a sliver of time to promote your work and awesomeness
by entering one of VMSD's three annual competitions?
I confess to being self-serving here. We shine when we showcase
the best of the best - be it cutting-edge store promotions and windows, inspiring retail renovations or hot up-and-coming designers. But
consider the benefits of winning one of our competitions: wide exposure to the international retail community through prominent editorial
placement in VMSD's print and digital editions, plus coverage in our
e-newsletter and social media platforms and in-person feting at industry events, including IRDC.
Another benefit of participation? A chance to get on our editors'
radars. When the VMSD team is sourcing experts to interview for
industry news and trends, or contributing writers, we often look to
finalists and winners of past and current competitions. Case in point:
Faith Bartrug, a 2013 Designer Dozen winner, is now a regular blogger
on our website. She says: "The Designer Dozen award has provided
great exposure to Faith Bartrug Design and has personally provided
a renewed enthusiasm for finding new clients and collaborating with
So here's the deal: Mark your calendar with the following competitions and submission deadlines. Then, go to vmsd.com and review the
application process. Finally, take the plunge and put yourself or your
firm's or client's work out there for the world to see - and I'll chance to
say, admire. You'll be glad you did. And we will, too.
Designer Dozen Award: We're looking for young professionals (35
years of age or younger) at design firms or in-house retail design staff
whose ideas are shaping their firms and this industry. Deadline: January 30, 2014.
VMSD International Visual Competition: Celebrating great
achievements in visual merchandising, storewide promotions and window displays. Deadline: February 20, 2014.
VMSD Retail Renovation Competition: We invite all design firms,
construction companies, retailers and suppliers to submit store renovation projects for consideration in a one-of-a-kind competition highlighting renovation projects. Deadline: April 10, 2014.
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of VMSD - December 2013
VMSD - December 2013
From the Editor
VMSD Editoral Advisory Board
Who’s the Boss?
Setting the Stage
Top 10 of 2013
Made in America
VMSD - December 2013