Wanted: Teens with a Passion for Fashion

The Art Institutes announces its nationwide search to find the next winners of the Passion for Fashion Competition 2012. Teens that are looking for outlets to express their love of style are encouraged to enter and unleash their creativity for a chance to earn a tuition scholarship.

Two national competition grand prize winners each will earn a half-tuition scholarship to their respective Art Institutes school, receive a VIP trip to New York City, participate in a “meet and greet” at Seventeen magazine’s New York City offices, have lunch with a Seventeen Style Pro, receive a $500 shopping spree at DKNY with the Style Pro, and a $500 gift card to shop anywhere in the Big Apple.

The Art Institutes Passion for Fashion Competition is open to legal residents of the fifty United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and Canada (excluding Quebec) who are full-or part-time high school seniors scheduled to graduate in 2012 with a minimum 2.0 cumulative grade point average.


Entries must be submitted along with a completed Entry & Release form to The Art Institutes school the student wishes to represent in the competition. Entries must be postmarked by January 20, 2012.  To learn more about how to enter, visit www.artinstitutes.edu/passion4fashion. 

“It is our distinct honor to present the seventh annual Passion for Fashion Competition. We believe the competition provides a forum through which aspiring fashion professionals can express their full range of talent. This is their chance to earn a scholarship towards a hands-on fashion education,” said John Pufahl, VP, Academic Affairs for The Art Institutes. 

The competition consists of two separate categories: 1) Fashion Design and 2) Fashion Marketing & Merchandising and Retail Management. 

Local competitions will take place at each participating Art Institutes school throughout U.S. and Canada. Each local Fashion Design competition winner and each local Fashion Marketing & Merchandising and Retail Management competition winner will earn a $3,000 tuition scholarship to The Art Institutes school they represent in the competition. Local first place winners in each category will move on to the national competition.

The Art Institutes (www.artinstitutes.edu) is a system of more than 45 education institutions located throughout North America.

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Rakesh Raman