What you need to know

As a Top Shop entrant you are in the running to be recognised as the top retailer in your category, your region,
and in New Zealand.

Entry packs are dispatched on the 28th of March with People's choice voting opening on the 1st of April. The next steps going forward are:

  • 28 March - Entry Packs Dispatched
  • 1 April - People's Choice voting begins
  • Between 27 March and 1 May anonymous in-store assessment

Got questions? We've got the answers!


Dust off the shelves! Instore assessments will take place from the 27th of march until the 1st of May. Panel assessments start on the 1st of May through until the 1st of June.

Shortlisted Applicants will be called between the 1st and 9th of June - so keep your phone's off silent! If you are a shortlisted applicant, you'll be invited to your regional VIP event.

  • Christchurch - 26 June 2017
  • Dunedin - 28 June 2017
  • Wellington - 5 July 2017
  • Hamilton - 10 July 2017
  • Auckland - 12 July 2017

2 finalists from each category in your region will be announced. If you're a finalist, you'll be flown to the National Awards Night, at the Sky City Grand in Auckland. All free of charge!

Get your glad rags ready. The National Awards evening takes place on the 7th of September at the Sky City Convention centre in Auckland. Fancy!

People's choice voting opens on the 1st of April. Look out for emails from us, we'll be telling you how to get your customers to show you some love!

Get in touch with our friendly team by email, topshop@retail.kiwi or phone 0800 472 472.