The Planning and Visual Education Partnership (PAVE) is pleased to announce the launch of the 22nd Annual Student Design Competition.

The 2016 design competition is open to the undergraduate college students in retail planning, interior design, visual merchandising, store design and brand programs.

This year's PAVE Student Design Competition is sponsored by The Kroger Co. Kroger is one of the world's largest grocery retailers and The Korger Co. family of Stores spans many states with store formats that include grocery and multi-department stores, discount, convenience stores and jewelry stores. Kroger operates under nearly two-dozens banners, all of which share the same belief in building strong ties and brand loyalty with their customers.

Information on the PAVE 2016 Student Design Competition, including entry forms, disclaimer, and frequently asked questions are available online at Student can enter the competition in either the visual merchandising or store design category.

Winners and their schools will receive cash grants and be recognized at the 2016 PAVE Gala in December.