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The Art Institutes Poster Design Competition Call for Entries


High School Artists Vie for Scholarship and Opportunity to Promote Slogan "Life Is Better With Art In It."

Pittsburgh, PA, February 02, 2008 --(PR.com)-- High school students interested in a graphic design career will have a unique opportunity to exercise their artistic talents by entering The Art Institutes and Americans for the Arts Poster Design Competition 2008. The deadline to enter the competition is February 8, 2008.

Students will be asked to create original poster artwork that expresses the slogan, “Life is Better With Art In It.” Approximately $100,000 in tuition scholarships to The Art Institutes schools will be awarded, with the first place prize-winning student receiving a $25,000 tuition scholarship to study at one of the more than 35 participating Art Institutes locations throughout the U.S. and in Canada.

The competition is open to graduating high school seniors in the U.S. and Canada interested in pursuing a career in graphic design. Students must submit an original poster design, a current high school transcript and a statement describing their design process and why they wish to enter the graphic design field.

The competition takes place in two stages: A local competition will be held at all participating Art Institutes locations in the U.S. and Canada in March 2008. The first place winner from the local competition will have his or her entry placed into consideration for the final stage and national judging, which takes place in May 2008.

"We’re pleased to be collaborating with Americans for the Arts because we believe, as educators, this is a critical time to support and strengthen the universal role that the arts play in our lives,” says John Mazzoni, President of The Art Institutes.

According to Robert L. Lynch, president and CEO of Americans for the Arts, “We want young people to remember that art is a valuable communication tool, one that will assist us in developing a bright future for everyone. We are proud to support the next generation of creative leaders.”

For information on how to enter the Poster Design Competition, visit www.artinstitutes.edu/Competitions/BestPoster.aspx?prid=PDC_0108_003_pr.

The Art Institutes (www.artinstitutes.edu) is a system of over 40 education institutions located throughout North America, providing an important source of design, media arts, fashion and culinary arts professionals.

Americans for the Arts is the leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts in America. With offices in Washington, D.C., and New York City, and 48 years of service, 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. Additional information is available at www.AmericansForTheArts.org.

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Jacquelyn P. Muller
Vice President, Public Relations
The Art Institutes
412.995.7262
jpmuller@aii.edu

Devra Pransky
Public Relations Specialist
The Art Institutes
412.995.7685
dpransky@aii.edu
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