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More Good News from Schools: Art Institute accepting entries in fashion competition

Do you love fashion and want to turn your love of the industry into a career?

The Art Institutes Passion for Fashion Competition gives high school students interested in the highly competitive fashion industry an opportunity to earn a full tuition scholarship to study fashion and retail management at The Art Institute of Atlanta.

Open to high school seniors throughout the United States and Canada, The Art

Institutes Passion for Fashion Competition was created to encourage and

reward young fashion talent at the high school level. Participation in the

competition has risen each year since it began five years ago.

The competition consists of two categories: (1) fashion design and (2)

fashion marketing, merchandising or retail management. The Art Institute of

Atlanta offers only a bachelor of arts in fashion and retail management, so it can only accept entries in the second category - fashion marketing, merchandising or retail management.

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

an original fashion marketing, merchandising or retail management plan for the fashion marketing category.

The grand prize in each category includes a full tuition scholarship to The Art Institutes school with a fashion program at which the student entered the competition. 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, dines with a Seventeen Magazine Style Pro and receives a $500 shopping spree.

To be eligible, students must be seniors in high school, set to graduate in 2010, complete an Entry & Release Form and have a minimum cumulative grade

point average of at least 2.0.

Deadline for entries into The Art Institutes Passion for Fashion Competition

is Nov. 20. For more information on how to enter and for official rules, visit www.artinstitutes.edu/pr.aspx?ID=p4f1000 or contact The Art Institute

of Atlanta at 770-394-8300 or 1-800-275-4242 or online at

www.artinstitutes.edu/atlanta.

Heather Darenberg writes about education. More Good News From Schools

appears online Monday.