PAVE Announces Winners of the 25th Annual Student Design Competition
Sponsored by Bank of America

Hollywood, Fla. (November 15, 2019) - The Planning and Visual Education Partnership (PAVE) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2019 PAVE Student Design Competition sponsored by Bank of America. This annual competition is geared toward college-level students involved in retail planning, visual merchandising, and branding programs.
The competition’s design challenge provides an excellent opportunity for students to obtain real-life retail design experience. Prizes included grants to students and schools, and winning students may even see their designs come to life. The competition was open to undergraduate students only. Judging took place on November 13, 2019 at The Bank of America design offices in New York, New York.
Congratulations to the following PAVE 2019 Student Design Competition Winners:
 1st Place - $8,000  – Kareena Sankreacha, Humber College
 2nd Place - $5,500 – Alyson Arnold & Sam Charlinski, Fanshawe College
 3rd Place - $3,000 – Jake Still, Appalachian State University
 Honorable Mention – Evelin Tracz, New York School of Interior Design
 School Awards for Students Placing in the Top Three
 $1,000 - Humber College
 $1,000 - Fanshawe College
 $1,000 - Appalachian State University
This year’s winners faced a competitive field of over 350 entries
Judging the 2019 competition were:
Rebekah Sigfrids – Senior Vice President, Financial Center Design & Innovation, Bank of America
Malcolm Lee – Design Director & Strategist, Bank of America
Aaron Birney – Global Retail Leader/Design Principal, Gensler
Todd Bracher – Strategic Designer/Creative Director, Todd Bracher Studio
Lena Lim – Vice President, Business Development, B+N Industries
Karen Pearse – CEO & President, Karen Pearse Global Direct
Cindi Kato – Vice President, CallisonRTKL
Norman Roberts – Vice President/Managing Creative Director, FRCH NELSON
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.