CommerceDesignWinnipeg is a contest put on annually by the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ and StorefrontMB.
The contest rewards Winnipeg merchants for the exceptional quality of the interior and exterior design of their businesses and highlights the talents of designers. Every year it will honour merchants who have called upon practicing designers in architecture.
First started in Montreal, Commerce Design competitions have now been run in cities across the world including Luxembourg, Marseilles, and New York. Businesses have reported improved visibility in their neighbourhood, an enhanced sense of pride on the part of their employees, and new customers. The designers of the Winnipeg businesses also enjoy greater visibility.
The contest is based on an original concept by the Ville de Montréal.
For more info: www.commercedesignwinnipeg.ca