2018 PAVE Student Design Competition

Submission: November 01, 2018
Registration: November 01, 2018
Language: English
Location: Concept
Prizes: Please see details below
Type: Open


For the DIY new homeowner or even the seasoned Pro contractor, home improvement projects can be exciting and exhilarating. But getting the right tools, the right materials and the right know-how can make home improvement projects daunting as well.

The 2018 PAVE Design Challenge invites you to rethink and reinvent how The Home Depot stores can give customers the know-how they need to tackle all their home improvement projects with confidence. As a company, we challenge ourselves to bring fresh thinking and customer-centric innovation every day.

Design expectations for this year’s PAVE competition include:

Pushing the envelope of what the current experience is today
• Shaping the future and capturing possibilities
• Expanding the way Home Depot engages their customers with a new portfolio of experiences
• Providing powerful thought and design that is a collaboration or combination of design fields- architecture, interior design, visual merchandising and graphic design.

Entry teams of two students will be accepted as well as individual student entries. If a team of two is selected as a winner, both students will be recognised.

There is no entry fee.


Open worldwide to undergraduate students only.

Prizes include grants to students and schools and winning students may even see their designs come to life. The competition is open to undergraduate students only.


Prizes include grants to students and schools and winning students may see their designs come to life.
First Place – $8,000
Second Place – $5,500
Third Place – $3,000
Honorable Mention – $1,000

*Winners will also receive a travel stipend to be honored at the 2018 PAVE Gala on December 5, 2018, in New York City
**Prizes awarded to teams of two will be split between both team members

Go to the competition’s website

student design competition