However, we will continue our strong relationship with our Competition Organising Partner, North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College, an innovative and high performing college, to inspire the next generation of visual merchandisers to develop their skills to the highest standard and encourage more people into careers in the sector.
A Visual Merchandiser is responsible for designing the window displays for a store, as well as ensuring that the interior of the store is laid out accurately so that the customer can navigate the store easily.
The competition has been designed to reflect the practical skill set a visual merchandiser must employ, encompasses styling product, decal use, painting, prop-making, graphics, and lighting. Within the competition, all these components must be implemented together to produce a balanced and eye-catching display. Attention to detail and neatness in execution is also of paramount importance.