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power retail awards

GAMA and the Retail Division take great pride in honoring the best in retail innovation and creativity with the Power Retail Awards. Each year, these awards recognize the most innovative retailers in a variety of categories.

Winners will be announced during the GRD Reception on Monday, March 9 from 6 to 8:30pm. Each winner will receive a $500 credit memo from one GAMA Distributor member, be photographed during the awards ceremony, and receive official recognition in the online GAMA database and the Spring issue of Around the Table.

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Outstanding Store | The crowning achievement of specialty games retailing. This is your chance to tell us about how you bring together all aspects of a successful hobby game retail business model. What makes your store stand out from others, locally and in the industry? Where do you think you’ve been an innovator? How does your shop showcase the best the hobby game industry has to offer in every aspect of your daily routine?

Outstanding Marketing | You have a great looking store, but what are you doing to get customers in the door? Break down your marketing plan and show how you’ve developed your web presence, advertising, promotions, sponsorship, media awareness, community outreach and support. We want to hear about the most innovative aspects of your business communication and message-building to your current and potential customers.

Outstanding Organized Play | How do you turn play into revenue that keeps coming back? Lay out why you feel your Organized Play program has been a success and some of the things you do that help keep it that way. Pictures and video of events will help get across the nature of your space and how you use it, and solid numbers (attendance, sales, etc.) will help back them up.

Outstanding Store Design | This is your chance to show off why customers say “Wow!” when they walk in the door. From your exterior signage to displays to fixtures to graphic design and layout; what about your store stands out? What do you do to give your store a unique look while informing your customers? Take pictures, shoot video, and discuss your design philosophy.

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  • Nominations are general. The GRD will determine into which category finalists fit.
  • Previous winners are not eligible for categories they have won, but may be eligible for other categories.
  • For all categories, nominees must have been in regular retail operation for at least one full year.
  • Nominees must be active GAMA Retail members.
  • Anyone (retailers, customers, publishers, business partners, suppliers, etc.) may nominate a store.
knight watch games
Outstanding Store
Knight Watch Games
San Antonio, TX
giga-bites cafe
Outstanding Marketing
Giga-Bites Café
Marietta, GA
good times games
Outstanding Organized Play
Good Times Games and Electronics
Prince Rupert, BC
game chest
Outstanding Store Design
The Game Chest
Torrance, CA

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The nomination form for 2021 will be published later this Fall.


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