Friday, January 9, 2009

Life is Better With Art In It theme of Art Institute Poster Contest

Alurra Hughes of Redlands created this poster to win the Art Institute of California - Inland Empire poster contest in 2008, and is now attending the school with scholarships.

(SAN BERNARDINO, Calif.) For high school seniors with an interest in turning their love of art into a career, The Art Institutes are sponsoring a Poster Design Competition, which awards tuition scholarships of up to $25,000 to study Graphic Design at a participating Art Institute location.

In partnership with a non-profit organization, Americans for the Arts, The Art Institutes annual Poster Design Competition is an opportunity for talented young artists at the high school level to earn a tuition scholarship to study graphic design. After earning a degree, students may launch a professional career in the graphic design field.

Deadline for entries is February 6. In all, approximately $100,000 in tuition scholarships will be awarded.

The top twelve 2009 national winning poster designs will be incorporated into a 2010 calendar. The 2008 winners are featured in a 2009 calendar that is now available by calling The Art Institute of California-Inland Empire at (909) 915-2100.

About 40 local winners, one from each participating campus of The Art Institutes, (including The Art Institute of California-Inland Empire) will be in contention for the top scholarship and have their posters displayed in a calendar. Both these winners and second-place students at the local level will receive partial scholarships to The Art Institutes.

The Art Institute of California – Inland Empire offers Bachelor of Science degrees in Game Art & Design, Culinary Management, Graphic Design, Web Design & Interactive Media, Interior Design, Fashion Marketing & Retail Management, and Media Arts & Animation and a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Fashion Design. There are also Associate of Science degrees in Graphic Design and Culinary Arts. Each program is offered on a year-round basis, allowing students to work uninterrupted toward their degrees.

It’s not too late to start classes at The Art Institute of California – Inland Empire. Courses begin Feb. 19 and classes are offered in the day, evening and on weekends for new and reentry students.

For more information or a free tour of The Art Institute of California – Inland Empire call (909) 915-2100 or go on line to
The Art Institute of California - Inland Empire is one of The Art Institutes, (, a system of more than 40 educational institutions located throughout North America, providing an important source of design, media arts, fashion and culinary professionals.