The 2017 BEST OF THE TIMES Award was proudly presented to WestRock for their Walmart WOW Rogue One entry for Buena Vista Entertainment. Nearly 100 other finalists received gold, silver or bronze awards at the Design of the Times Awards Reception & Ceremony at the Path to Purchase Expo on Sept. 27 in Chicago.

Congratulations to all of the 2017 winners for their exemplary in-store displays and digital activations. Download a list of all winners or view the full Winners Book featuring information about winners and all finalist entries.


The Design of the Times competition celebrates in-store displays and digital activations, and recognizes their role in any successful shopper marketing initiative.


For more than 20 years, the Design of the Times has honored innovative and creative marketers and merchandisers of products including: 

  • P-O-P and packaging firms
  • Consumer product brand manufacturers
  • Advertising, marketing and sales promotion agencies
  • Digital solution providers
  • Path-to-purchase companies
  • Retailers

All finalist entries were displayed at the Path to Purchase Expo in front of thousands of brand marketers, agency creatives and retail executives who are seeking inspiration from creative partners. 

The coveted "Best of the Times" honor, along with all other bronze, silver, gold and platinum awards, was presented during the Design of the Times Awards Ceremony on September 27, 2017 in Rosemont (Chicago), IL.