STUDENT DESIGN CHALLENGE
PROUDLY SPONSORED BY
The PAVE x Home Depot Student Design Challenge proudly sponsored by Vanguard Companies 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.
Concept a merchandising solution within a typical Home Depot store ”end cap”, by designing a compelling display driving the customer to purchase Smart Home products for their home. This includes multiple types of signage and store displays that fit within the architecture that is an “end cap” (More information on the structure is in the brief below). Upon presenting to stakeholders, please be prepared to explain why and how you arrived at your particular solution. Essentially, we are looking for design solutions that showcase the Hub Space brands, addressing flexibility, sustainability, and innovation while continuing to support The Home Depot mission.
The best design will be chosen and our sponsor Vanguard Companies will work directly with the student(s) in a mentoring role to translate their intentions into a prototype. These prototypes will be displayed prominently in the PAVE Global booth at Shop! Marketplace, in Austin Texas, April 25-27, 2023.
Additionally, the winning student(s) will also receive an invitation to attend Shop! Marketplace (flight, hotel, and per diem covered) where they will get to 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 North America (US, Canada, or Mexico).
If you are unsure if you are eligible to participate, please contact us at email@example.com.
Students may participate as an Individual or as a Team of 2.
Projects must be submitted through Submittable by Tuesday, March 21, 2023, by 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.
Tuesday, March 21, 2023, by
11:59 PM Eastern/8:59 PM Pacific
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