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 will be 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 patinum awards, will be presented during the Design of the Times Awards Ceremony on September 27, 2017 in Rosemont (Chicago), IL.

The call for entries is now closed. The first round of judging will take place July 11, and soon after, the list of finalist winners will be announced. Check back then!