STUDENT DESIGN CHALLENGE
PROUDLY SPONSORED BY
The PAVE x Fred Meyer Student Design Challenge proudly sponsored by OPTO International promotes “real-world” design experience for college-level students in North America, who are interested in pursuing careers related to the design and creation of consumer environments.
Create a flexible merchandising system that will function as both a system to display a variety of products and information touch points, as well as being an architectural element for defining departmental spaces. The display is to be used in multiple departments functioning as a gateway to the department.
The best design will be chosen and our sponsor OPTO International will work directly with the student(s) in a mentoring role to translate their intentions into a prototype. This prototype will be built and displayed prominently in the PAVE Global booth at Shop! Marketplace, in Cincinnati, Ohio, April 9-11, 2024.
Additionally, the winning student(s) will also receive an invitation to attend Shop! Marketplace (flight, hotel, and per diem covered) where they will participate in exciting educational sessions, make new professional connections, and see their design brought to life.
DETAILS & RESOURCES
You must be currently enrolled in a 2 or 4-year program at a university, state/community college, or technical school pursuing a degree in retail design, interior design, architecture, industrial design, product design, graphic design, visual merchandising, UX design, or similar areas of study.
You must be studying and physically located in the US or Canada.
If you are unsure if you are eligible to participate, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students may participate as an Individual or as a Team of 2.
Projects must be submitted through Submittable by Friday, March 1, 2024, before 11:59 PM Eastern/8:59 PM Pacific.
Projects should be submitted as PDFs in 11x17 landscape (horizontal) format with a maximum of 7 single-sided pages. Reference pages do not count towards page count.
PAVE utilizes a blind judging system, the student's name and/or school may not appear anywhere on the deliverables.
REGISTER NOW, SUBMIT LATER
Students must pre-register to gain access to the project submission form.*
Students who register to participate early will receive periodic tips for success, inspiration, deadline reminders, and other helpful messages throughout the competition period.
* Please note: It may take up to 1 full business day to gain access to the project submission form. It is not recommended to wait until the deadline date to register.
Friday, March 1, 2024,
Before 11:59 PM Eastern/8:59 PM Pacific
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