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January 3, 2012 > Poster design competition

Poster design competition

Submitted By Amy Rocha

The Art Institute of California - San Francisco and Americans for the Arts, the nation's leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education, announced that entries for the 2012 Poster Design Competition will be accepted through February 3, 2012.

This year's competition challenges high school seniors and high school graduates from the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico to design a poster that best expresses the competition's theme "You Can Create Tomorrow." Contestants will compete in two different categories: (1.) high school senior or (2.) high school graduate/adult. This year marks the first time the competition is open to high school graduates, as well as high school seniors.

In the high school senior category, the local winner will earn a $3000 scholarship and the local second place winner will earn a $1000 scholarship to The Art Institute of California - San Francisco. In the high school graduate category, the local first place winner will earn a $1000 scholarship to The Art Institute of California - San Francisco.

The local first place winners in each category will go on to compete in the National Poster Design Competition. The national grand prize winner in the high school senior category will earn a full-tuition scholarship to an Art Institutes school. The national grand prize winner in the high school graduate category will earn a $10,000 tuition scholarship to an Art Institutes school.

"We are inspired by the creativity that students exhibit in the artwork they create for this competition and believe that this scholarship competition helps some of our most talented students achieve their goals," said Byron Chung, president of The Art Institute of California - San Francisco.

To see the full entry requirements and learn more about The Art Institutes and Americans for the Arts Poster Design Competition, visit www.artinstitutes.edu/postercompetition.

The Art Institutes (www.artinstitutes.edu) is a system of more than 45 educational institutions located throughout North America. Americans for the Arts is the leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education in America. (www.AmericansForTheArts.org).

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