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VIRTUAL IRON MERCHANT CHALLENGE

VIRTUAL IRON MERCHANT CHALLENGE
Thursday, October 29, 2020   |   2:55 PM to 4:30 PM

1st PLACE: $1000  |  2nd PLACE: $750   |  3rd PLACE: $500   

The annual Iron Merchant Challenge is a mashup of improvisation, creativity and design science – plus one secret ingredient to shake things up!

To add a unique spin to this year's edition, PAVE (Planning and Visual Education) will be recuiting our first-ever student participants! The student contestants will be given a theme, a hodgepodge of materials, the secret ingredient and 60 minutes to conceive and create a mini visual merchandising display in-a-box LIVE – all with a few hundred fellow attendees watching from afar virtually! Each contestant will have the opportunity to walk audience members through their display before a live, interactive voting session determines the winner. Students participating in this year's event hail from Sheridan College, Appalachian State University, Bellevue College, Savannah College of Art and Design, The Ohio State University and many more.

Be sure to join us for this special, high-energy event showcasing the creativity of some of the brightest future leaders of our industry! 

Emcee: Joe Baer, Co-founder and CEO, ZenGenius

Questions about the Iron Merchant Challenge? Email Laura.Gay@smartworkmedia.com 

PARTICIPATING SCHOOLS:
Appalachian State University
Bellevue College
Louisiana State University
Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning
FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising
TAFE NSW Ultimo
Sheridan College
California State University, Long Beach
Pratt Institute
Savannah College of Art and Design
The Ohio State University