Enter The Art Institutes Passion for Fashion Competition in a City Near You!

November 14, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Education News
[PITTSBURGH, NOVEMBER 14, 2007] The search is on! The Art Institutes schools are looking for high school seniors interested in pursuing a career in the fashion industry to enter The Art Institutes Passion for Fashion Competition.

The Passion for Fashion Competition was created to encourage and reward young fashion talent. The grand prize winners receive a full tuition scholarship to The Art Institute school where they entered the Competition.

One national winner in each of the two categories (i) Fashion Design and (ii) Fashion Marketing, Merchandising and Retail Management will be selected to receive full tuition scholarships to study at a participating Art Institutes location.

To be eligible to enter, students must be a high school senior scheduled to graduate in 2008. In the Fashion Design category, entry requirements include submission of an original evening wear design. In the Fashion Marketing, Merchandising and Retail Management category, entry requirements include a finished product or plan.

“We recognize that fashion has to start somewhere, and for many young men and women, that passion is nurtured right in high school,” said Bruce E. Dempsey, Vice President, Academic Affairs Specialist, The Art Institutes.

In addition to winning full tuition scholarships, the grand prize-winning students will attend the February 2008 New York Fashion Week and meet staff at Seventeen magazine.

The deadline to submit entries at a participating Art Institutes location is November 19, 2007. For complete rules and entry requirements visit www.artinstitutes.edu/passionforfashion.

About The Art Institutes:
The Art Institutes (www.artinstitutes.edu) is a system of over 35 education institutions located throughout North America providing an important source for design, media arts, fashion and culinary arts professionals.

Jacki Muller
Vice President, Public Relations
The Art Institutes

Devra Pransky
The Art Institutes