Twin Cities High School Artists Awarded Tuition Scholarships To The Art Institutes International Minnesota

Minneapolis, MN (PressExposure) March 30, 2009 -- High school seniors, Madelaine Aviles of Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota and Kami Hoover of Rogers, Minnesota placed in the top two at the local level of The Art Institutes and Americans for the Arts “Life is Better with Art in it” Poster Design Competition. Madelaine placed first and will receive a $3,000 tuition scholarship to attend The Art Institutes International Minnesota and Hoover, who placed second, will receive a $2,000 tuition scholarship towards her education at The Art Institutes International Minnesota.

As the first place winner, Madelaine’s design will be entered into the national stage of the competition, in which she will compete against other local winners from across North America for tuition scholarships. The grand prize winner of the national competition will be awarded a tuition scholarship worth $25,000 to study at one of The Art Institutes schools.

The competition was open to graduating high school seniors interested in pursuing an education in graphic design. Students submitted an original poster design, a current high school transcript and a statement describing their design process, and why they want to attend one of The Art Institutes schools. From April 17 – May 8, an industry panel of judges selected by The Art Institutes will assess each student's poster design based on the specified criteria by visiting the posters and designers’ statements on The Art Institutes website.

“We were very impressed by the talent and skill that we saw displayed in the entries into this year’s Poster Design Competition, said Jelena Tosovic, Graphic Design Academic Director for The Art Institutes International Minnesota. Further, “these students are the future of the graphic design industry and as just seniors in high school, they already show tremendous talent.”

To find out more about Poster Design Competition, visit http://www.artinstitutes.edu/pr.aspx?ID=pdc094. To find out more about The Art Institutes International Minnesota, visit http://www.artinstitutes.edu/minneapolis.

The Art Institutes International Minnesota 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.

Americans for the Arts is the leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts in America. With offices in Washington, DC, and New York City, it has a record of 49 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 http://www.AmericansForTheArts.org. Press Release Distribution By Pressreleasepoint

Press Contact: Anj Kozel The Art Institutes International Minnesota 15 South 9th Street Minneapolis, MN 55402 612-656-6862 akozel@aii.edu http://www.artinstitutes.edu/pr.aspx?ID=pdc094

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