student design competition


PAVE 2018 Student Design Competition 


SPONSORED BY

Home Depot


The annual international competition is only open to college-level students involved in retail planning, design, visual merchandising, and branding programs.

For the DIY new homeowner or even the seasoned Pro contractor, home improvement projects can be exciting and exhilarating. But getting the right tools, the right materials and the right know-how can make home improvement projects daunting as well.

The 2018 PAVE Design Challenge invites you to rethink and reinvent how The Home Depot stores can give customers the know-how they need to tackle all their home improvement projects with confidence. As a company, we challenge ourselves to bring fresh thinking and customer-centric innovation every day.

For this challenge we encourage you to:

  • THINK BEYOND CURRENT TRENDS
    Set the standard for others to follow

  • COMBINE DESIGN FIELDS
    Architecture, Interior Design, Visual Merchandising and Graphic Design

  • EXPAND THE WAY WE ENGAGE OUR CUSTOMERS
    To create a one-of-a-kind in-store environment
 
We highly encourage you to push the envelope of your thinking and improve home improvement.
 

Prizes include grants to students and schools and winning students may even see their designs come to life. The competition is open to undergraduate students only.

Prizes Included:
First Place - $8,000
Second Place - $5,500
Third Place - $3,000
Honorable Mention - $1,000

*Winners will also receive a travel stipend to be honored at the 2018 PAVE Gala on December 5, 2018, in New York City
**Prizes awarded to teams of two will be split between both team members

Presentation and entry requirements are located within the brief below

 
2018 Competition Brief:
 
Competition Brief
 
Judging Criteria
 
Individual Disclaimer Form
 
Team Disclaimer Form


DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES: NOVEMBER 1, 2018