Shops, spas and salons

Who doesn’t like indulging in a bit of retail therapy… if you are the creative force behind the most innovative merchandising spaces that display space efficiency, unique decor and a signature style, this category is designed for you.

Criteria and guidelines

Special criteria

  • Professionals should submit retail projects that reimagine mundane store formats, and showcase latest in-store designs that enhance the customer experience.
  • Professionals should submit a detailed concept note in 300 words or less explaining the making of the property, right from the initial brief given to the construction process and material used.

Entry rules & regulations:

  • Participants must upload their entries on the microsite in PDF, JPEG or PNG format only. It is an online submission.
  • Entries can also be submitted by email at Entries submitted over email must include the following details: designer name, firm name, contact details, company website, category and sub-category, project description (in 300 words or less) and project location.
  • Submissions must include sketches, plans, elevations, any other before and after images of the space with professionally shot pictures (interiors and exteriors).
  • The number of pages in the PDF/Images should not exceed 10. The total file size should not be greater than 50 MB.
  • The project should be described as per the guideline questions in a document in 300 words or less. All information on the project must be addressed through ONE sheet of the PDF only.
  • The project must be absolutely complete and based in India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka & Maldives.
  • The project should not be more than 5 years old (not older than 2017).
  • Projects that have won or been nominated in previous KBDAs are not eligible to re enter.