PAVE the Way – 3D Design Challenge for Students

PAVE the Way - 3D Design Challenge for Students Deadline: 21 October 2011

Open to:  college students internationally enrolled in accredited store design, interior design, visual merchandising, and industrial design programs.

PAVE the Way, a 3D Design is an exciting opportunity available for students internationally to showcase their work at a major industry event, . College students who are enrolled in accredited store design, interior design, visual merchandising, and industrial design programs are invited to design a 3D floor fixture for this competition, which is sponsored and presented by .

Finalists will then work with B&N Industries to produce a prototype of their design for display at GlobalShop 2012. GlobalShop 2012 will be held in Las Vegas, Feb. 29-March 2, 2012, at the .


Design, develop, and construct a branded store fixture, that is, when utilized, no larger than a 36-inch x 36-inch square footprint and 84 inches high. This fixture is to provide a makeover station for a SPECIFIC EXISTING BRAND OF COSMETICS. The fixture should communicate the chosen brand. You may choose any brand of cosmetics found in department stores or branded retail stores. Your design solution should be concise and constructed with care and professionalism.

The fixture must be able to morph from a compact, protected unit when stored into a fully functional makeover station when in use. We encourage you to design a creative solution for the functionality when utilized and the structure when stored.

Most of all, have fun and put on your 3D thinking cap. Remember, the winning designs will actually be produced, at full size, so even if your idea is completely fun, which we encourage, it must also function.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Entries due by Friday, Oct. 21, 2011

Eligibility: The competition is open to college students internationally enrolled in accredited store design, interior design, visual merchandising, and industrial design programs. Projects can be the work of an individual student, or a team consisting of no more than two students.

Entries should be submitted in pdf format to PAVE by Friday, Oct. 21, 2011.
• The entry pdf should be named as follows: First Name, Last Name, Project Name.
• While your entry is not limited to a specific number of pages, the project must be submitted via the electronic submission form with the disclaimer accepted, in the following order:
1. cover/title/project name page
2. written concept statement
3. conceptual sketches
4. four to six images 3D images of the fixture
5. working drawings
6. material samples with description
7. include your name, school, and email as the last page of the entry

Please do not use Sephora as the retail store. Any other locations would be appropriate. The design concept should be unique and not an element used in another competition. No entries from the 2011 PAVE Student Design Competition will be considered for this 3D challenge.

Before entering, please read our frequently asked questions.


A panel of industry professionals (retailers, designers, manufacturers, etc.) will select designs in late October. The top fixtures will be selected and finalists will be contacted by mid-November 2011. Prototypes of the winning entries will be produced by B&N Industries to be displayed at GlobalShop 2012 in Las Vegas, Feb. 29-March 2, 2012. All finalists will have their designs displayed. Winners will be determined from the finalists displayed at GlobalShop, and the awards will be presented at the A.R.E. Design Awards in Las Vegas on Feb. 29, 2012. (Finalists need not be present to win.) Photographs of the winning entries will be posted on the PAVE and B&N Industries websites. To see images of past winning entries, visit www.paveinfo.org.

First Place: $5,000
Second Place: $2,500
Third Place: $1,500
Honorable Mentions (up to 9): $500 each



Contact Catharine Scott at PAVE, 954-241-4834, fax 954-893-8375

About B&N Industries

B&N Industries is an innovative designer and manufacturer of products and systems for the retail, architectural, and consumer industries. The company focuses on fresh, fun, and functional approaches to solutions that enhance environments. With the launch of Iconic™Carved Relief Panels, B&N has secured a new way of providing new technologies and design options for the contract, retail, and hospitality industry. From the ever-popular Puck™ hardware System, to the tension Cable™ System, the Sorbetti™ Freestanding Pole System, and the new Graphic Cubes and Quadri™ Frame Systems for display, B&N offers variety and creativity to merchandising, display, shelving, and contract needs. With over 80,000 square feet of local manufacturing with advanced CNC technology, the ability to source manufacturing throughout the world, and over 90,0000 square feet of warehousing, B&N can accommodate virtually any size of project rollout and distribution. B&N continually works to provide new solutions to the ever-changing interiors markets and to bring a fresh outlook to the industry.For more information about B&N Industries, please visit www.bnind.com. For more information about B&N Industries, visit www.bnind.com.

About GlobalShop

GlobalShop is the largest annual trade show of its kind, attracting leaders in the retail design industry from all over the world. Retailers, store designers, visual merchandisers, and brand managers attend GlobalShop each year to find inspiration and the latest trends in retail design, in-store marketing, and technology. For more information about GlobalShop, visit www.globalshop.org.

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