PAVE Calls for Rising Star Nominations

Hollywood, FL (September 11, 2019)- The Planning and Visual Education Partnership (PAVE) is seeking nominations for its 13th Annual Rising Star Award to recognize young retail visionaries. We’re looking for designers, visual merchandisers, store planners, and project managers who are proven visionaries, innovators, and leaders among peers.

Rising Stars are the up and coming leaders in the retail environments industry. To be a leader in retail design and visual merchandising, an individual must be an original thinker; talent alone will only get you so far. To truly be a star requires the ability to anticipate the client's needs, motivate a team, transform the simple into the extraordinary, and inspire the consumer.

Retailers, designers, and industry suppliers are invited to nominate individuals who have shown great talent in implementing visions for their own companies or clients. Nominations are free and easy — just complete the electronic nomination form found online at by October 28, 2019.

A panel of industry professionals will review nominations and finalists will be recognized and the winner will be presented with the award during the PAVE Gala, December 4, 2019, in New York City.

Contact PAVE at or by phone at: 954-241-4834 with questions.

Editor's note: For the Rising Star logo, please contact PAVE at 954-241-4834.

About PAVE,
Founded in 1992, the Planning and Visual Education Partnership's (PAVE) objective is to encourage students to study in the field of retail design and planning and visual merchandising. Additionally, PAVE seeks to encourage retail management, store planners, visual merchandisers, architects, and manufacturers to interact with and support design students. These objectives are accomplished through competitions, projects, seminars, workshops, and grants and scholarships funded by the annual Gala and other fundraising activities. PAVE is a 501(c)(3) educational foundation.