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Enter The Art Institutes and Americans for the Arts Poster Design Competition 2009

A Scholarship Event Sponsored by The Art Institutes

[PITTSBURGH, OCTOBER 30, 2008] /PRNewswire/ — For high school seniors with an interest in turning their love of art into a career, The Art Institutes is sponsoring a Poster Design Competition, a program which awards tuition scholarships of up to $25,000 to study graphic design at a participating Art Institutes location. Approximately $100,000 in tuition scholarships to The Art Institutes schools will be awarded.

In partnership with the not-for-profit organization Americans for the Arts, The Art Institutes annual Poster Design Competition is an opportunity for talented young artists at the high school level to study graphic design and earn a degree in the creative arts.

The competition is open to high school seniors in the U.S. and Canada. Students will be asked to create original poster artwork that expresses the slogan, "Life is Better With Art In It."

Deadline for entries into the competition is February 6, 2009. Full entry requirements can be viewed at www.artinstitutes.edu/pr.aspx?ID=pdc092.

According to John Mazzoni, President of The Art Institutes, "For many high school students who love to draw and think creatively, the National Poster Design Competition presents an opportunity to have an education in a field that they are passionate and excited about." Now in its sixth year, the Competition is a way to encourage and reward exceptional young artistic talent and nurture it in a formal, academic setting he adds.

Robert Lynch, President and CEO of Americans for the Arts, said that "Each year since Americans for the Arts has been working with The Art Institutes, we have been amazed at the skill level of high school students who enter the competition. The students' ability to channel their creativity and love of the visual arts reflects the importance that art plays in the lives of everyone."

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, DC, 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.

Press Contacts:

Jacquelyn P. Muller
Vice President – Public Relations
The Art Institutes
412.995.7262
Devra Pransky
Public Relations Specialist
The Art Institutes
412.995.7685