YOUNG RETAILER OF THE YEAR proudly supported by REST and Scentre Group

KEY DATES


 

29 MAY

Nominations open

 

12 JUNE

Award portal opens

4 JULY

Free webinar

28 JULY

Nominations close

14 AUG

Finalists notified

 

21 AUG - 1 SEP

Skype interviews

 

27 SEPT

Gala ceremony

 

WHY ENTER THE YOUNG RETAILER OF THE YEAR COMPETITION?


For over 40 years, the Young Retailer of the Year Award has recognised and rewarded exceptional young talent under 25 years in the retail and fast food industry. It provides a platform to test, recognise, inspire and coach our future leaders and to support the professional development of the best young talent in retail.
  

 
The top 25 finalists receive a complimentary invitation to attend the Young Retailer Lunch and to network with over 350 leading retailers at the National Retail Awards Gala to be held in Sydney on Wednesday 27 September 2017.

 

The 2017 prizes...


The 2017 winner of Young Retailer of the Year will receive an all-expenses paid trip for them and their supervisor to New York for seven days in January 2018, valued at over $15,000, sponsored by REST Super and Scentre Group. The trip includes entry into the NRF Big Show, the world’s largest retail expo, a study tour of New York’s most innovative retailers, 4.5 star accommodation for 7 nights, breakfast each day and return flights*.
 Yes - the winner and a company chaperone receive this prize!
 The 2017 runner-up will also receive a 12 month mentorship with Retail Doctor Group valued at $5000.
*Rules of entry and prize conditions apply.
 

Luke Parish - 2016 Runner-up with Medina Cicak (2015 Winner) and Brian Walker (Retail Doctor Group)
Andrew Bentzen - 2016 Winner with Medina Cicak (2015 Winner) and Nick Gatehouse (Scentre Group)
A pic from Andrew's trip to the New York NRF Big Show as part of his prize

"The Young Retailer of the Year award is an great opportunity to kick start your career in retail! The process opens new avenues to network with like-minded people and learn everything there is to know about the ever-changing sector that is retail."
Andrew Bentzen, 2016 Young Retailer of the Year

KEY DATES


Mon 29 May - Submission criteria released
Mon 12 June - Online submission portal opens
Tue 4 July - Free coaching webinar for entrants
Fri 28 July 5pm - Submissions close *Extended until August 1, 11.59pm
Mon 14 August - Young Retailer of the Year finalists announced
Wed 27 Sep - Young Retailer of the Year finalist lunch (Sydney)
Wed 27 Sep - National Retail Awards Gala (Sydney)

 

HOW TO ENTER


Step 1 - read the criteria & prepare your submission

 

DOWNLOAD FULL CRITERIA - last updated 29 May 2017

 

Step 2 - read the upload instructions

 

 UPLOAD INSTRUCTIONS - last updated 12 June 2017

 

Step 3 - upload your submission

 

GO TO UPLOAD PORTAL  - last updated 12 June 2017

 

 

WATCH THE COACHING WEBINAR


A recording the Young Retailer Webinar is now available on the link below. The webinar provides a comprehensive overview of the criteria and application process for the 2017 Young Retailer of the Year competition. 

 

 WATCH WEBINAR

 

Still have questions? Contact the NRA on events@nra.net.au
 
Please note that the NRA will not give feedback on your submission or answer specific questions about your submission or idea. The coaching session is designed to allow entrants the chance to clarify expectations and criteria.

 

 

AWARD PARTNERS


The Young Retailer of the Year competition would not be possible without the support of the following major partners: