1. For information on eligibility for each category please refer to the Awards Category page.
  2. All entries should have been executed between 01st January 2022 to 31st January 2024
  3. Only projects executed in India are eligible for entry.
  4. Only original design concepts can be entered.
  5. Design adaptations of existing original design concepts, Indian or International, will not be eligible.
  6. International design concepts adapted / localised in India for international brands entering India will not be eligible unless newly developed for the Indian market.
  7. All entries entered by non-brand owners (designers, consultants, service providers or manufacturers) should be mandatorily accompanied by an NOC from the design owners (Brand / Retailer). CLICK HERE for NOC Format.
  8. All entries from brand owners in categories C-19 to C-24 require the mention of the Service Provider / Manufacturer they have partnered with for the design and development. The partner will be acknowledged with a mention in the award communication and an digital certificate by email.
  9. Entries cannot be entered / repeated in more than one category partly or fully from C-01 to C-14.
  10. No entry can be repeated across categories C-15, C-16 and C-17. However, an entry in C-15 or C-16 or C-17 can be repeated, if eligible, in C-18.
  11. The complete store has to be entered for eligibility in categories C-01 to C-13. A portion of a store will not be elible to be entered in any of the categories C-01 to C-13.
  12. In category C-14, it is allowed to enter a portion of a Mall/Shopping Center if it is a large destination zone like 'retail zone', 'entertainment zone', 'cinema zone' , 'Food zone' . No other small portions are elible to be entered.
  13. If the organizers have adequate proof of Plagiarism (copying from an original executed concept) the organizers have the right to disqualify the entry before and post awards.


  • There will be three awards for each cateogry : one Gold , one Merit One and one Merit Two.
  • If the jury decide that no entry is eligible for one of the above awards, then it will be omitted in that category.


  1. The entries will be judged online by a panel comprising of acccomplished professional from the domain of creative design, marketing and experience management from India and overseas.
  2. There will two rounds of online judging based on points scored by each entry. The Jury's decision based on the scoring method will be final.
  3. Entries found not to be original will be disqualified and no refund of the entry fee will be done.


  1. Select the correct category from the given list of 24 categories.
  2. Entries entered in the wrong category will be moved to the appropriate category and the entrant will be informed of the same by the organizers.
  3. For sample entry submission form for VMRD Awards 2024 CLICK HERE
  4. All entry forms should be fully completed before submission else will not be processed for judging.
  5. Please use separate entry forms for each individual project that is being entered.
  6. Entries without payment will not be processed.
  7. The deadline for submission of entries is 29th February 2024.


  1. Images (Mandatory) : Max 15 photos including store layout. Do not mention the contesting company's name or logo on the photos attached to avoid being disqualified. Upload JPEG/PNG*(Size 800 x 600 pixel, 150-300 dpi, and size limit 15 MB in total).
  2. Video (Optional but preferable): Maximum file size: up to 2 minute’s length. Video file type extension should be mp4 (Limit 20 MB). Do not mention the contesting company's name or logo in the video attached to avoid being disqualified.
  3. Project Description: Maximum 500 words description. Do not mention the contesting company's name or logo anywhere in the content to avoid being disqualified.
  4. Project Highlights: Highlights to be mentioned in maximum 200 Words. Preferable in pointers. Do not mention the contesting company's name or logo anywhere in the content to avoid being disqualified.
  5. Complete contact information about Brand/ Retailer and design agency
  6. NOC from Design Owner/ Brand /Retailer


  1. The Entry Fee is Rs.7000/- + GST 18% Per Entry.
  2. Only online payment and transfer of payment will be accepted.
  3. Post payment it is mandatory to send a proof of payment to [email protected] with details of 'entrant and category (multiple entries clearly mentioned) in the subject'.


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