The Art Institute of Colorado Announces the 2010 Passion for Fashion Competition For High School Seniors

Denver, CO (PressExposure) August 25, 2009 -- The Art Institutes Passion for Fashion Competition 2010 provides high school students an exciting glimpse of the highly competitive fashion industry by offering students interested in Fashion Design or Fashion Marketing, Merchandising or Retail Management an opportunity to win a full-tuition scholarship to study fashion at one of The Art Institutes schools, including The Art Institute of Colorado. Eligible students can enter the Fashion Design or Fashion Marketing & Merchandising & Retail Management category at The Art Institute of Colorado.

Open to high school seniors across North America, The Art Institutes Passion for Fashion Competition was created to encourage and reward young fashion design and fashion marketing, merchandising and retail management talent at the high school level.

Since it began five years ago, interest in the competition has taken off, says Rosalind Grenfell, Fashion Design and Fashion Retail Management Academic Director, The Art Institute of Colorado. “We saw a record number of applicants enter last year’s competition. There are so many wonderful fashion courses in high school today, and many students see a career in this industry within their reach.”

The competition consists of two categories: 1) Fashion Design and 2) Fashion Marketing & Merchandising and Retail Management. The grand prize winner in each category earns a full-tuition scholarship to an Art Institutes school to study in a fashion program. Each grand prize winner, in partnership with Seventeen Magazine, also receives a trip to New York City to attend a Fashion Week show, attends a “meet and greet” at Seventeen Magazine’s offices, lunches with a Seventeen Magazine Style Pro and receives a $500 shopping spree.

In this year’s Passion for Fashion Competition, students will be asked to create an original “evening wear” design for the Fashion Design category or Retail Management plan for the corresponding category. To be eligible, students must be a senior in high school, set to graduate in 2010, complete an Entry & Release Form, have a minimum cumulative G.P.A. of at least 2.0, write a short essay describing their interest in fashion and submit a finished, originally designed evening wear garment and process book, for the Fashion Design category or a create a product or plan for the Fashion Marketing & Merchandising and Retail Management category (for complete details, please visit http://www.artinstitutes.edu/pr.aspx?ID=p4f1000AiC PFF 1st Call.doc.

Deadline for entries into The Art Institutes Passion for Fashion Competition is November 20, 2009. For more information on how to enter The Art Institutes Passion for Fashion Competition and for official rules, visit http://www.artinstitutes.edu/pr.aspx?ID=p4f1000 or contact Lynn Haner at lhaner@aii.edu, 303.824.4901, http://www.artinstitutes.edu/denver at The Art Institute of Colorado.

About The Art Institute of Colorado

The Art Institute of Colorado is one of The Art Institutes (http://www.artinstitutes.edu), a system of over 40 education institutions located throughout North America, providing an important source of design, media arts, fashion and culinary arts professionals.

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