In light of COVID-19, we are focusing all efforts on helping retailers navigate this crisis.

While we have temporarily switched gears, please rest assured that activities related to the Excellence in Retailing Awards. We will reassess the situation in late April and advise you of the adjusted timelines.

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 Shawn Shapiro at