The Planning and Visual Education Partnership (PAVE), founded in 1992, has grown into the retail design, planning, and visual merchandising industry’s premier educational foundation, and a recognized advocate for design students. These students are the future of the industry—PAVE’s mission is to help them gain exposures and funds to further their educations, as well as their careers.
Educators, retailers, and industry suppliers support PAVE through active participation in the organization and generous financial contributions.
A Rising Star is a young professional who has exhibited outstanding leadership in the retail environments industry. These emerging leaders anticipate client needs, motivate a team, transform the simple into the extraordinary, and inspire the consumer.
A great leader can easily recognize another great leader. Retailers, designers, and industry suppliers are invited to nominate individuals for this year’s PAVE Rising Star award. PAVE is looking for young innovative visionaries who are respected by their peers. If you have worked with a young professional who exhibits such traits, show them that they’re admired by nominating them.
Nominations are free and they can motivate a nominee to do even more great things. Gather some of their work and tell us why you think they should become PAVE’s next Rising Star.
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Become a Sponsor of PAVE Student Design Competition or Globalshop Design Project
The Planning and Visual Education Partnership (PAVE), founded in 1992, has grown into the retail design, planning, and visual merchandising industry’s premier educational foundation, and a recognized advocate for design students. To continue the journey of helping students showcase their talent the foundation created the PAVE Student Design Competition in 1994 and the PAVE Globalshop Design Project.
PAVE Student Design Competition promotes “real world” design experience for students interested in pursuing careers in the retail design industry. Students involved in retail planning, visual merchandising, interior design and branding programs create a dynamic design space for sponsors of the competition. Hundreds of students participating in our competition demonstrate the will to innovate, redesign, and reinvent actual retail design space for sponsors across the world.
The purpose of the PAVE student design competition and gala is to highlight, advertise & advocate great retail design, and to provide its winners extensive insight, publicity and prestige networking with the industry.
- Increase in brand awareness and recognition- by deepening relationships and engagement through your involvement
- Provide students with a one of kind opportunity to obtain “real life” design experience
- Receive and observe trend insights by viewing a fresh take on your brand by your target audience
- Owning hundreds of design ideas from top talent at the collegiate level
- Design culture cultivation by inspiring future designers
- Opportunity to present awards to the top educational programs and encourages supporting design education. Over 850 retail industry luminaries attend the event
- Receive media exposure and a tax deduction for your involvement in the competition
Looking for the best opportunity to support future designers? Need fresh ideas for your brand? Sponsor a PAVE Student Design Competition or GlobalShop Design Project.
Donors may name the scholarship fund and have input on its applicationcriteria such as financial need, grade point average, and academic concentrations. Scholarship can be specific to students majoring in a specific field, regional award, etc.
Named Scholarship & Experience:
Rewards a scholarship in the name of your choosing as well as an educational experience to deserving students based on merit and/or need. Sponsor can cover travel costs independently.
- $5,000 Named Scholarship & Experience ($4,000 Scholarship/$1,000 Travel)
- $2,500 Named Scholarship & Experience ($1,500 Scholarship/$1,000 Travel)
Rewards a scholarship in the name of your choosing to deserving students based on merit and/or need. We work with you to determine the criteria. Scholarship can be specific to students majoring in a specific field, regional award, etc. – $5,000 Named Scholarship x ___ year(s)
- $2,500 Named Scholarship x ___ year(s)
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To make a donation by check, please make payable to PAVE and mail to:
8570 Stirling Road, Suite 102-227
Hollywood, FL 33024