ACT announces student poster contest Winners to receive scholarships

Photo by Howard Reed

Photo by Howard Reed

IOWA CITY, IOWA -- ACT kicks off its annual high school student poster design contest on October 18. The goal of the contest is to encourage others to plan and prepare for college. Winners will be selected based on creativity, visual appeal and overall impact.

Participants must be U.S. high school students who plan to apply for

2011 or 2012 college admission to a U.S. two-year or four-year institution.

The student with the winning design will receive a $5,000 scholarship to the college of his or her choice. The winning poster will be used to publicize 2011-2012 ACT test dates and will be distributed to high schools nationwide.

Second and third place winners will receive $2,500 and $1,000 scholarships, respectively.

The ACT is a curriculum-based college achievement test. It measures what students have actually learned in school. ACT scores are accepted by all four-year colleges and universities across the country.

The official entry form and poster must be postmarked between now and Jan. 31, 2011. Winners will be announced on or about Feb. 28, 2011. For more information, visit actstudent.org/postercontest.

Founded in 1959, ACT is a not-for-profit organization located in Iowa City, IA, and dedicated to helping people achieve education and workplace success. ACT provides a broad array of assessment, research, information and program management solutions in the areas of education and work force development.

Each year, ACT serves millions of people -- nationally and internationally -- in middle and high schools, colleges, professional associations, businesses and government agencies.

Find out more at www.act.org.