Student Design Competition


Student Design Competition Recipients

PAVE’s 19th Annual Student Design Competition Winners Announced

                                                                                       Sponsored by Sephora


This annual competition is geared toward college-level students involved in retail planning, visual merchandising, and branding programs.

The competition’s design challenges consist of a visual merchandising category and a store design category and provide an excellent opportunity for students to obtain real-life retail design experience. Prizes include grants to students and schools and winning students may even see their designs come to life. This competition is open to undergraduate students only.

“The Sephora Design team was highly impressed with this year's student submissions. It's both invigorating and thought provoking to see what the students developed in response to the challenges. The caliber of the entries made it difficult to select the winners – each of whom excelled equally at both the strategic articulation of their concept as well as the visualization. Retailers should actively consider sponsoring the PAVE competition; it's an invaluable mirror on your brand from the vital perspective of the upcoming generation of brand builders and designers.”
– Paul Loux, Senior Vice President Store Design, Sephora


2013 Student Design Competition Winners



Store Design Category

1st Place - $5,000 - Quianna Teixeira, Humber College
2nd Place - $2,500 - Jennifer Bukovec, University of Cincinnati
3rd Place - $1,500 - Jillian Maddox, California State University, Long Beach
Honorable Mention - $500 - Rachel McGarry, Humber College

Visual Merchandising Category
1st Place - $5,000 - Lauren Ferrell, University of Cincinnati
2nd Place - $2,500 - Li May Foo, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts
3rd Place - $1,500 - Gabrielle Enzweiler, University of Cincinnati
Honorable Mention - $500 - Jaemin Song, Fashion Institute of Technology

School Awards for Students Placing in the Top Three of Each Category
$3,000 University of Cincinnati
$1,000 California State University, Long Beach
$1,000 Humber College
$1,000 Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts

This year’s winners faced a competitive field of over 500 entries, including over 425 in the overall store design category and 75 in the visual merchandising category. Images of the 2013 winning projects will be available online following the PAVE Gala on Dec. 4, 2013.

Click Here to View the PAVE 2013 Student Store Design Competition Challenge 

Click Here to View the PAVE 2013 Student Visual Merchandising Competition Challenge

Judges
Paul Loux, SVP Store Design, Sephora, San Francisco
Barbara Emerson, VP Store Design, Sephora, San Francisco
Chris Hope, Sr. Director Concept Development, Sephora, San Francisco
Jason Arth, Sr. Director Store Design, Sephora, San Francisco
Kate Holekamp, Director Project Management, Sephora, San Francisco
Corey Dehus, Executive Director, WD Partners, San Francisco
Denny Gerdeman, CEO, Chute Gerdeman, Columbus
William McHenry, President, Elevations Inc., San Francisco
Brad Somberg, President, B + N Industries, San Francisco


2012 Student Design Competition Winners



Store Design Category
1st Place - $5,000 - Katie Barton, University of Cincinnati
2nd Place - $2,500 - Danielle Fraley, University of Cincinnati
3rd Place - $1,500 - Abigail Buchanan, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Honorable Mention - $500 - Lauren Burns, University of Cincinnati
Honorable Mention - $500 - Stephanie Metzger, Miami University
Honorable Mention - $500 - Hye Young Park, Fashion Institute of Technology
Honorable Mention - $500 - Holly Smith, University of Cincinnati
Honorable Mention - $500 - Stephanie Tripp, Humber College
Honorable Mention - $500 - Katie Wittes, University of Cincinnati

Visual Merchandising Category
1st Place - $5,000 - Lucie Calise, University of Cincinnati
2nd Place - $2,500 - Joshua Lunney, TAFE NSW Sydney Institute
3rd Place - $1,500 - Anastasia Ivanova, Kymenlaakso University of Applied Sciences

School Awards for Students Placing in the Top Three of Each Category
$3,000 University of Cincinnati
$1,000 Kymenlaakso University of Applied Sciences
$1,000 TAFE NSW Sydney Institute
$1,000 University of North Carolina at Greensboro

This year’s winners faced a competitive field of 428 entries, including 371 in the overall store design category and 57 in the visual merchandising category.

Judges
Eileen Conway, Bonobos Guides, Bonobos, Palo Alto, Calif.
Christian Davies, Executive Creative Director, Americas, FITCH, Inc., Columbus
Pirkko Lucchesi, Design Director, B+N Industries, Burlingame, Calif.
Kevin McPhee, Creative Director, B+N Industries, Burlingame, Calif.
Alison Embrey Medina, Executive Editor, DDI Magazine, Atlanta, Ga.
Brad Somberg, President, B+N Industries, Burlingame, Calif.


 

2011 Student Design Competition Winners



Visual Merchandising Category
$5,000 First Place: Natasha Melo, FIT/Fashion Institute of Technology
$2,500 Second Place: Joanna Chen, University of Cincinnati
$1,500 Third Place: Florence Tang, FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising

Store Design Category
$5,000 First Place: Liz Baverman, University of Cincinnati
$2,500 Second Place: Kayla Reinbold, University of Cincinnati
$1,500 Third Place: Tracey Wright, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
$500 Honorable Mention: Sarah Hitchcock, University of Nebraska at Lincoln
$500 Honorable Mention: Lily Parker, University College Falmouth
$500 Honorable Mention: Rajiv Patel, Art Institute of Atlanta
$500 Honorable Mention: Diana Stercula, University of Cincinnati
$500 Honorable Mention: Hope Talley, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
$500 Honorable Mention: Carrie Zwisler, Colorado State University

School Awards for Students Placing in the Top Three of Each Category
$3,000 – University of Cincinnati
$1,000 – Fashion Institute of Technology
$1,000 – FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising
$1,000 – University of North Carolina at Greensboro