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The Search is On for Teens to Enter The Art Institutes Passion for Fashion Scholarship Competition

Deadline for Entries is February 14

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Teens with a love of fashion and style are challenged to unleash their creativity for an opportunity to earn a tuition scholarship and be named a winner in The Art Institutes Passion for Fashion Competition 2013.  Two national competition grand prize winners will each earn a half-tuition scholarship to attend an Art Institutes school, receive a VIP trip to New York City, participate in a "meet and greet" at Seventeen magazine's New York City offices, have lunch with a Seventeen Style Pro, receive a $500 shopping spree at DKNY with the Style Pro, and a $500 gift card to shop anywhere in the Big Apple. The deadline to enter the competition is February 14, 2013.

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"The Passion for Fashion Competition provides high school seniors with the opportunity to challenge themselves and to create something remarkable. The scholarship competition is a way for dedicated fashion students to let their talents stand out," said John Pufahl, Vice President, Academic Affairs for The Art Institutes. 

The competition consists of two separate categories: 1) Fashion Design and 2) Fashion Marketing & Merchandising and Retail Management.  For the Fashion Design category, entrants submit three original sketches of an evening wear garment; and for the Fashion Marketing & Merchandising and Retail Management category, entrants submit a trend forecast board.  Entrants must choose an Art Institutes school that they wish to represent in this competition, and later attend. Local competitions will take place at each participating Art Institutes school throughout the U.S. and Canada.

Each local Fashion Design competition winner and each local Fashion Marketing & Merchandising and Retail Management competition winner will earn a $3,000 tuition scholarship to The Art Institutes school they represent in the competition.  Local first place winners in each category will move on to the national competition where the national grand prize winners will be chosen by a panel of fashion industry professionals.

The Art Institutes Passion for Fashion Competition is open to legal residents of the fifty United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and Canada (excluding Quebec) who are full-or part-time high school seniors scheduled to graduate in 2013 with a minimum 2.0 cumulative grade point average.  Entries must be submitted at The Art Institutes scholarship competition site at www.AiCompetitions.com.  Entries must be submitted online by February 14, 2013.  To learn more about The Art Institutes Passion for Fashion Competition, including how to enter, to see official rules and learn about other scholarship opportunities visit www.AiCompetitions.com/fashion2013.  Follow the competition with this hashtag:  #AiCompetitions.

The Art Institutes (www.artinstitutes.edu) is a system of more than 50 schools located throughout North America. The Art Institutes schools provide an important source for design, media arts, fashion and culinary professionals. Several institutions included in The Art Institutes system are campuses of South University or Argosy University. OH Registration # 04-01-1698B; AC0165, AC0080; Licensed by the Florida Commission for Independent Education, License No. 1287, 3427, 3110, 2581. Since The Art Institutes is comprised of several institutions, see aiprograms.info for program duration, tuition, fees, and other costs, median debt, federal salary data, alumni success, and other important info.

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