Jacksonville, FL, March 25, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- High school seniors, Natalie Frazier of Jacksonville and Michelle Carroll of Lake City placed in the top two at the local level of The Art Institutes and Americans for the Arts “Life is Better with Art in it” Poster Design Competition. Natalie Frazier placed first and earned a $3,000 tuition scholarship to attend The Art Institute of Jacksonville and Michelle Carroll, who placed second, earned a $2,000 tuition scholarship towards her education at The Art Institute of Jacksonville.
As the first place winner, Natalie’s design will be entered into the national stage of the competition, in which she will compete against other local winners from across North America for tuition scholarships. The grand prize winner of the national competition will be awarded a full tuition scholarship to study at The Art Institutes school they represent in the competition.
The competition was open to graduating high school seniors interested in pursuing an education in graphic design. Students submitted an original poster design, a current high school transcript and a statement describing their design process, and why they want to attend one of The Art Institutes schools. From April 16 – May 14, 2010 an industry panel of judges selected by The Art Institutes will assess each student's poster design based on the specified criteria by visiting the posters and designers’ statements on The Art Institutes website.
“We were very impressed by the talent and skill that we saw displayed in the entries into this year’s Poster Design Competition, said Brian Mazur, Campus President. Further, “these students are the future of the graphic design industry and as just seniors in high school, they already show tremendous talent.” said Brian Mazur.
“Each year’s Poster Design Competition entrants display more talent and skill than the previous, said Brian Mazur, Campus President. “It’s wonderful to see the passion and drive that these high school seniors have for the graphic design industry,” said Brian Mazur.
To find out more about Poster Design Competition, visit http://www.artinstitutes.edu/pr.aspx?ID=AI2111. To find out more about The Art Institute of Jacksonville contact Kathleen Holland at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.artinstitutes.edu/jacksonville.
The Art Institute of Jacksonville is one of The Art Institutes (www.artinstitutes.edu), a system of more than 45 education institutions located throughout North America, providing an important source of design, media arts, fashion and culinary arts professionals.
Celebrating its 50th anniversary, Americans for the Arts is the leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts in America. With offices in Washington, DC, and New York City, Americans for the Arts is dedicated to representing and serving local communities and creating opportunities for every American to participate in and appreciate all forms of the arts. Visit us online at www.AmericansForTheArts.org.