If you are an executive who works for a consumer product manufacturer or retail organization and are interested in reviewing some of the best in-store and digital activations while mingling with other like-minded executives, please join us as a Design of the Times judge.

As a Design of the Times judge, you'll be treated to:

  • Recognition for you and your company in marketing materials throughout the year.
  • Complimentary two-day conference package to the Path to Purchase Expo (Includes up to seven seminar tickets.).
  • Networking opportunities during all judging activities and gatherings.

Judging Takes Place in Two Phases

Round 1: Wednesday, July 11 8:00 am - 3:00 pm Chicago Marriott O'Hare, Chicago, IL (Networking reception the evening of July 10)

During Round 1 judging, leading consumer product manufacturers and retailers, along with top industry leaders from the Forum of Merchandising Executives (FME) will review several entries in various retail channels and then score each one according to how well it executes the 4C's of Effective In-Store Activation. These scores determine the finalist entries which will be judged for a second time during Round 2 judging.

Round 2: Tuesday, October 2, 2018 from 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm, Minneapolis Convention Center, Minneapolis, MN (includes networking lunch)

During Round 2 judging, leading consumer product manufacturers and retailers, along with members of the Forum of Merchandising Executives (FME) will review actual entries that are set up and displayed in a store-like setting in the Design of the Times Gallery on the show floor of the Path to Purchase Expo. Only finalist winners are judged during Round 2, and from here the top scores determine the Platinum and Best of the Times honors.

Yes, I am a retailer or consumer product industry executive and I'd like to be a Design of the Times Judge!

Sign up today to help decide the best in-store displays and digital activations of the year. We ask that you do your best to commit to both rounds of judging. Do you have a colleage who fits the bill for this fun and important responsibility? Encourage them to sign up as well!

Contact Kelly Doering at (773) 992-4408 or [email protected] if you have any questions.