- Nominations are general. The Retail Voting Membership Group Officers 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.
- Anyone (retailers, customers, publishers, business partners, suppliers, etc.) may nominate a store.
Retailer of the Year | We believe that there are multiple reasons why a store should be considered for Retailer of the Year. Are you a fantastic advocate for small businesses? Do you receive endless media requests? Do you consistently break sales records? We want to know about it, so that we can help amplify your signal!
Innovation In Games (Retail) | The Organized Play category has been replaced with the new Innovation in Games Retail category. When Organized Play was invented, that was the innovation in games retail. But what is the next innovation? The next evolution of the store model? The best innovations are ones you bring into your own store and make them work for your unique situation.
Outstanding Contribution to Games Industry (Retail) | Businesses, their owners, their staff, and their customers do more than buy and sell games. They use their passion and knowledge to help improve the industry, educate the public about the importance of gaming, and provide welcoming and innovative spaces. With this award, GAMA’s Retail Division recognizes a store, cafe, individual or group who has used their knowledge and experience to best represent the tabletop gaming industry to the general public.
Outstanding Store Design | The best-designed stores are not only inspirational, but aspirational. We recognize great design when we see it, and so does the public. Outstanding Stores represent the hobby at its finest by dreaming big, and that’s something we can all get behind. 2020 was an abnormal year, and no webstore has ever won Outstanding Store Design. The industry has always understood that physical spaces, organized play, great displays, and demos sell games. Now, not only can physical spaces do all these things, but so can webstores.
I nominate the following business for the GAMA Retail Awards. I understand that only retailers who have been in business two or more years and have not previously won Retailer of the Year are eligible. I also understand any nominees found not to adhere to standard ethical business practices will be disqualified.