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2017 Awards Criteria

The 2017 MSCA Shopping Center Tribute Award for Retail Real EstateSM entries are reviewed and judged by a group of industry specialists, professionals and peers closely involved with retail real estate. Projects within the metropolitan area will be reviewed on-site, while remote locations will be judged from submitted documentation. If only one entry is submitted in a category, it is up to the judges'' discretion for meriting an award. Judging will take place mid-September. Only one award will be given per category. Failure to comply with these guidelines will result in rejection of the submittal.

All projects and individual achievements must have been substantially completed and occupied between September 1, 2016 through August 31, 2017. Projects must be within the state of Minnesota.

ENTRY FEES: MSCA members $295 per entry (non-refundable)
Non-members $350 per entry (non-refundable)
Official submittal deadline is Wednesday, August 10th.

For additional information or full submittal package, contact Karla Keller Torp at (952) 888-3490.

CATEGORY/JUDGING CRITERIA:

PROJECT AWARDS:

INTERIOR DESIGN:
FULL SERVICE RESTAURANT: Sit down eatery with table side service.

JUDGING CRITERIA:
General aesthetics and design,innovative use of materials, functionality of layout, concept implementation, construction issues, interior lighting and overall image.

INTERIOR DESIGN: 
QUICK SERVICE/FAST CASUAL/FAST FOOD: Limited menu and does not offer table side service.

JUDGING CRITERIA:
General aesthetics and design,innovative use of materials, functionality of layout, concept implementation, construction issues, interior lighting and overall image.

INTERIOR DESIGN:
RETAIL / NON-FOOD SERVICE

JUDGING CRITERIA:
Innovative use of materials, functionality of plan, successful retail merchandising, construction issues, interior lighting and overall image.

NEW CONSTRUCTION:

  • RETAIL UNDER 10,000 SF
  • RETAIL 10,000 - 20,000 SF
  • RETAIL 20,000 SF - 50,000 SF
  • RETAIL OVER 50,000 SF

JUDGING CRITERIA:
Site challenges, governmental issues, overall architectural image, landscaping, creative use of materials, signage and integration into community.

DESIGN & AESTHETICS RENOVATION / REMODEL:

  • INTERIOR RETAIL UNDER 5,000 SF
  • INTERIOR RETAIL 5,000 SF - 15,000 SF
  • INTERIOR RETAIL OVER 15,000 SF
  • EXTERIOR RETAIL UNDER 20,000 SF
  • EXTERIOR RETAIL OVER 20,000 SF

JUDGING CRITERIA:
Before and after story. Enhancement of retail space/building exterior including: innovative design, construction approach, re-positioning strategies, tenant mix and integration into the community.

DEVELOPMENT PROCESS

JUDGING CRITERIA:
Site challenges, governmental issues, neighborhood obstacles, construction hurdles, financing/timing and sustainability. Please include detailed resolutions where necessary.

REDEVELOPMENT

JUDGING CRITERIA:
Any size project with a retail component that had an identifiable change of use to the project, including any retail within a mixed-use development. Consisting of: adaptive re-use, innovative design, construction approach, site challenges, re-positioning strategies/obstacles, governmental issues, landscaping, integration and/or impact of retail into the community.

MIXED USE

JUDGING CRITERIA:
Judging will focus on how retail has made a significant contribution to the overall project. In addition, it will include a site challenges, governmental issues, overall design, landscaping, tenant mix, creative use of materials, signage and integration into the community.


All entries must be completed on MSCA template with complete narrative of the applicable key points of 100 - 500 words or less (depending on category) for each of the above judging criteria on MSCA provided template(s). In addition, entries must include the following checklist.

All Interior Design, New Construction, Development Process and Mixed Use categories must include:

  • 3 - 6 colored digital images on a CD at 300dpi, JPEG or TIF format. Please indicate which image is to be used for display board and presentation. If no image is noted one will be selected for you.
  • 10 color copies of submittal photography. No more than 3 - 8.5" x 11" pages consisting of no more than 4 images per page.
  • 10 copies of completed submittal forms
  • 10 copies of site/floor plan, 11" x 17" format, black and white (if applicable)
  • 1 copy of mandatory award statement of 4 sentences or less. This will be read to introduce your project as a nominee and should highlight specific judging criteria relevant to your project.
  • $295 member/$350 non-member submittal fee (non-refundable)

Redevelopment and Design & Aesthetics Renovation / Remodel categories must provide:

  • 3 before redevelopment or renovation colored digital images on a CD at 300 dpi, JPEG or TIF format
  • 3 after redevelopment or renovation colored digital images on a CD at 300 dpi, JPEG or TIF format
  • Please indicate one before image and one after image to be used for display board and presentation. If not, photos will be selected for you.
  • 10 color copies of submittal photography. No more than 3 - 8.5" x 11" pages consisting of no more than 4 images per page.
  • 10 copies of completed submittal forms
  • 10 copies of a site/floor plan, 11" x 17" format, black and white (if applicable)
  • 1 copy of mandatory award statement of 4 sentences or less. This will be read to introduce your project as a nominee and should highlight specific judging criteria relevant to your project.
  • $295 member/$350 non-member submittal fee (non-refundable) 

NOTE TO OUTSTATE SUBMISSIONS: If you are submitting an outstate project, you may submit a video featuring your project covering the judging criteria.  Please provide vide on cd in an .avi r .wmv format and the video may not be longer than three minutes.