WHAT IS A RISING STAR?
After a year off, the PAVE Rising Star award is back! We look forward to celebrating an individual who has made significant impacts in our industry amid the ongoing pandemic. 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. This year’s Rising Star should also have shown the ability to pivot, stay inspired, and inspire others while navigating the current state of retail and design.
RECOMMEND A PAVE RISING STAR
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 the next PAVE Rising Star!
The PAVE Rising Star judges are looking for individuals who are original, passionate, visionaries. A Rising Star should have shown the ability to implement inventive design strategy that accommodates a current and post-pandemic retail space. They have created safe and rich experiential retail environments that have drawn customers back to shop. A Rising Star nominee is also intuitive in decision-making, willing to take risks, ambitious, persistent, resourceful, and socially responsible. They demonstrate authenticity in their designs and can implement sustainable projects.
- Nominees may be from your own organization or another.
- Nominees must be engaged in the design or supply of retail environments. This includes designers, visual merchandisers, store planners, and project managers.
- Nominees must be 40 years of age or younger as of December 2021.
- Nominations must be submitted by a retailer, design firm, or industry supplier.
MAKE A NOMINATION
- Attach three to five supporting materials that demonstrate what makes the nominee a rising star. Provide descriptions of images, including program intent and a brief line on its success.
- There is no fee to make a nomination.
All nominations will be reviewed by a panel of industry professionals. PAVE will contact the senior management for all finalists for employment verification and any additional input as needed.
PRESENTATION OF AWARDS
All finalists will be recognized this December during the PAVE Event in New York City where the winner will be announced.
NOMINATION DEADLINE: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2021 BY 11:59 PM EASTERN TIME
This international competition is open exclusively to undergraduate and graduate college students involved in retail planning, interior design/architecture, visual merchandising, branding, and similar programs. If you are unsure if your area of study qualifies, please reach out to PAVE at email@example.com.
Please complete and submit your registration for the 2021 Student Design Competition below. Once registered, please allow up to 1 business day to gain access to the "Project Submission Form". Students who register early will receive periodic emails with tips and reminders related to this design challenge.
For complete competition details, including the design brief- please click here.
If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to PAVE directly via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or (954) 551-9144 (call or text).
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