Art Institute offers scholarship opportunities to creative high school seniors

ATLANTA -- For high school seniors interested in pursuing a creative education, The Art Institute of Atlanta is offering its annual Poster Design Competition, which awards up to a full-tuition scholarship to study at one of the participating Art Institutes.

In partnership with the not-for-profit organization Americans for the Arts, The Art Institutes annual poster design competition offers an opportunity for talented young high school artists to win a tuition scholarship towards studying graphic design and earning a degree in the creative arts.

The competition is open to high school seniors in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico. Contestants are asked to create original poster artwork that expresses the slogan, "Life is Better With Art In It."

Deadline for entries into the competition is February 5, 2010. Full entry requirements can be downloaded at http://www.artinstitutes.edu/pr.aspx?ID=ai1009.

"We are honored to be able to sponsor the National Poster Design Competition for talented high school seniors who are artistically creative," said Brian Mazur, campus director of The Art Institute of Atlanta - Decatur. "The competition enables teens to demonstrate their creative perspectives and presents an opportunity to pursue an education in a field they are passionate about. Now in its seventh year, the competition is a way to encourage and reward exceptional young artistic talent and nurture it in a formal, academic setting."

More information about the competition is available by calling the Institute at 404-942-1800 or 1-800-275-4242 or by e-mailing jramey@aii.edu.