In light of the current state of our community and retailers’ priorities being focused on the activities related to COVID-19, we have made the decision to cancel the 2020 Excellence in Retailing Awards program.

We take pride in honoring the very best in retail, innovation, and creativity every year. We want to ensure RCC and the industry is prepared to celebrate and honor the community to the fullest. We will explore how we can celebrate the hard work produced in 2019 and 2020 in the coming months.

Stay on top of the COVID-19 developments by regularly visiting RCC's COVID-19 update page.

Judges are hand selected volunteers from retail members, suppliers and key media sources. The Judging process is a critical step, and procedures and guidelines are put in place to ensure that submissions are evaluated fairly. Judges are provided with specific criteria by which they are to evaluate each submission and category.

Key Points:

  • Scoring focuses on the projects innovation, originality and program results.
  • A panel of subject matter expert judges reviews each application within the category.
  • All scores per submission are then combined to reveal the overall winner.

If you are interested in becoming a juror, please contact Michelle Ribout at