The Art Institutes Announces the 8th Annual Passion for Fashion Competition

 The Art Institutes Announces the 8th Annual Passion for Fashion Competition

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PITTSBURGH, Nov. 26, 2012

PITTSBURGH, Nov. 26, 2012 /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.

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"It is our distinct honor to present the eighth annual Passion for Fashion
Competition. We believe the competition serves as a vehicle where aspiring
fashion professionals can express their zeal for an industry that is both
dynamic and rewarding. It is a fun opportunity for high school seniors to
showcase their creative ideas for the opportunity to earn a scholarship
towards a hands-on fashion education," 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 fashion 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 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 Entries must be submitted online by February 14,
2013.To learn more about The Art Institutes Passion for Fashion Competition,
including how to enter, see official rules, and learn about other scholarship
opportunities visit

The Art Institutes ( 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 for program duration, tuition, fees, and
other costs, median debt, federal salary data, alumni success, and other
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Sr. Director of Communications, The Art Institutes, +1-412-995-7685,
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