Submit your entry to the 15th annual Watermelon Retail Merchandising Contest for a chance to win $5,000!


Official Rules | Enter Now | Download Form

Show us your merchandising talents, both those in store and in print/digital spaces! All entries should showcase watermelon’s benefits including health, happiness, value and versatility. Watermelon of any kind can be included in the promotion, including whole, fresh-cut, mini watermelon, yellow and red or any mix thereof.

Marketing efforts considered in judging will include category visibility, point-of-sale materials, good visual merchandising, messaging nutritional benefits, recipes and/or selection education and use of print, online and/or digital platforms.

The contest will start July 8 and run throughout the month of August.

1st Place


2nd Place


3rd Place


Honorable Mentions (3)


The first 25 entrants will also receive a $15 digital gift card.

Additional prizes will be awarded thanks to a continued partnership with Tajín® for the 2023 season.

All entries must be submitted/postmarked by midnight EST on September 15, 2023.

Contact NWPB at [email protected] with additional questions.

Online Entry Form

Please fill out the form below to enter the 2023 National Watermelon Retail Merchandising Contest. Illegible or incomplete entry forms will be disqualified.

Physical Entry Form

Download Entry Form 

Email your entry forms and photos to:
mailto:[email protected]

Or mail entry materials along with completed form to:
c/o NWPB, 1321 Sundial Point, Winter Springs, FL 32708
(407) 657-0261

All entries must be received by midnight EDT September 15, 2023.