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    CSNews 2017 Store Design Contest Open for Entries

    Chains and single-store owners may enter through July 1.

    JERSEY CITY, N.J. — Convenience Store News is now accepting entries from both convenience store chains and single-store owners for its annual Store Design Contest, now in its 12th year. The program honors new and rebuilt c-stores whose designs excel in areas such as interior layout, use and effectiveness of signage and logos, and exterior property and landscaping.

    This year, awards will be presented to chains and single stores in seven different categories, based on the scope of the project and the store's overall look.

    Award categories for 2017 are:

    • Best Original Store Design (a new build)
    • Best Interior Design (new build)
    • Best Low-Cost Remodel (less than $100,000)
    • Best Mid-Budget Remodel ($100,000 to $250,000)
    • "The Sky's the Limit" Remodel (more than $250,000)
    • Best Travel Center Design
    • Best International Design

    Entries will be accepted through July 1. There is a handling fee of $125 for each entry. Construction or remodeling of eligible stores must have taken place between January 2016 and April 2017.

    All entries must include a completed official entry form; a brief description of the store; design/remodel objectives; challenges and results (i.e., sales, customer traffic, etc.); and before and after images. Multiple entries by one company in each category are permitted as long as the designs are different and unique.

    Click here to access the online entry form.

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