The Planning and Visual Education Partnership (PAVE) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 PAVE Student Design Competition sponsored by The Home Depot. 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 Nov. 7, 2018, at The Home Depot Headquarters in Atlanta.
Congratulations to the following PAVE 2018 Student Design Competition winners:
Visual Merchandising Category
1st Place – $8,000 – Stephanie Knechtly, University of Cincinnati
2nd Place – $5,500– Emily Clabbers, University of Cincinnati
3rd Place – $3,000 – Alecia Camp, University of Cincinnati
Cassie Hutchens & Caroline DiBerto, Appalachian State University
Kelly Douglas, University of Cincinnati
School Awards for Students Placing in the Top Three
$3,000 – University of Cincinnati
This year’s winners faced a competitive field of over 400 entries.