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In early January, we launched our first design challenge for students, educators, and industry professionals- The PAVE Mask On Face-Off.

We challenged our creative community to design 100% original masks that inspire and communicate important messages for 2021 and beyond.

The results were fantastic! We received a total of 78 beautifully designed masks from across the United States, Canada, and even Indonesia! Entrants utilized several mediums to express themselves through their designs, including digital graphics, hand sketching/drawing, photography, collage, and even watercolor.

This unique challenge required an equally unique voting process. The two-week open voting window began on Thursday, February 25th with over 1,000 votes cast on the first day, and over 6,800 votes total over the two-week span! 

We would like to congratulate Ray Wu, a Product Design student from Parsons School of Design for winning the Student Category with his "Save the Planet" mask and we would also like to congratulate Patricia Dueck, a Professor from Scottsdale Community College for winning the Pro Category with her "Colors of the Wind" mask.

Both masks moved on to the production phase and were printed in full color on high-quality, reusable face masks by our friends at McRae Imaging.


The winning student designer will receive $1 per "Save the Planet" mask sold up to $2,000. And the winning pro designer will receive $1 per "Colors of the Wind" mask sold for their school/program (also up to $2,000). All remaining proceeds will support PAVE's Student Aid and Educational Programs for 2021 and beyond.