Hollywood, Fla. - The Planning and Visual Education Partnership (PAVE) is pleased to announce the top 12 projects for the 2012-13 PAVE the Way 3D Design Challenge, sponsored by Van Stry Design. This competition, now in its fourth year, offers students a chance to see their designs come to life, gain exposure at the major retail industry trade show, and win cash awards. PAVE received 209 entries from 12 countries in the competition.

The top 12 projects are from the following students:

Kathleen R. Barry, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA

Jade Boyle, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY

Elizabeth Gray, Miami University, Oxford, OH

Siddharth Grover, DSK International School of Design, Maharashtra, India

Amanda Jones and Courtney Wallach, Cazenovia College, Cazenovia, NY

Catherine Murray and Micah Washington, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

Nick Nguyen, The University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX

Milos Pajevic and Milan Stevanovic, Faculty of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Serbia and Montenegro

Oksana Pugajeva University of Dundee, Dundee, United Kingdom and Brice Desportes, ENSAN, Rouen, France

Jessica Seyfang and Nick Most, Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus, OH

Eric Yates and Alice Huang, California State University, Long Beach, Long Beach, CA

Yuan Zeng, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

The challenge was to design a functional headphone display and include a 3D rendering of the design for judging. As sponsor and presenter of the challenge, Malden, Mass-based Van Stry Design will now work with the students with the top 12 designs to produce prototypes of their designs for display at GlobalShop 2013, where the prototypes will be displayed in Booth #2833. The student winners will be announced during A.R.E.'s Design Awards program Tuesday, April 16, 2013, from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m.

"The students clearly understand the booming headphone market, based on the level of quality, and wide range of entries submitted. We were fortunate to have judges from such diverse backgrounds, each bringing different insights and approach to the selection process. Van Stry Design is looking forward to working with the students on bringing their ideas to life and would like to congratulate all the finalists," said Jeremiah Gabin and Barrett Stowell, Van Stry Design.

Judging the competition were: Scott Carter, director of visual merchandising, Brookstone; Kristine Finizio, manager, store design, Saks Fifth Avenue; Jeremiah Gabin, vice president, sales, Van Stry Design; Tim Moy, design director, Van Stry Design; Barrett Stowell, vice president design and engineering, Van Stry Design; and Rachel Zsembery, senior associate, Bergmeyer Associates, Inc.

Visit here for details on the competition.

Source: PAVE


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