Design Competition Offers Students Chance at $25,000 Scholarship

October 19, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Education News
SANTA ANA, Calif., — High school seniors interested in turning a love of design into a career can enter The Art Institutes Poster Design Competition for the chance to win tuition scholarships of up to $25,000 to study at The Art Institute of California – Orange County or another participating Art Institute location.

Through a partnership with the nonprofit organization Americans for the Arts, the competition helps students take the first step toward a career in the graphic design field.

“The Art Institutes Poster Design Competition encourages and rewards young artistic talent,” said Graphic Design and Advertising Academic Director Catherine Stickel. “For many high school students, it’s their first time exploring a career in a field they are passionate and excited about.”

Deadline for entries is Feb. 8, 2008. Judging at the local level will take place by March 28, 2008 and national winners will be notified by May 9, 2008. In all, approximately $100,000 in tuition scholarships will be awarded by The Art Institutes.

“Each year we are amazed at the skill level of the high school students who enter the competition,” said Robert Lynch, president and CEO of Americans for the Arts. “Their ability to channel their creativity and love of the visual arts reflects the importance that art plays in the lives of people of all ages.”

For information on how to enter The Art Institutes Poster Design Competition, visit or contact Veronica Orozco at 714.830.0221 or

The Art Institute of California – Orange County is one of The Art Institutes (, a system of over 35 locations 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, DC, and New York City, it has a record of more than 45 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