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Bring Your Fashion Ideas to Life: Enter the Passion for Fashion Competition

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The Art Institutes announces the 2013 Passion for Fashion Scholarship Competition, a competition for high school seniors to bring their fashion ideas to life for the opportunity to earn a tuition scholarship to a fashion program.

Often times, high school seniors know they have a special love for fashion, but they aren’t sure how or where to begin pursuing their careers in such a dynamic industry. The Passion for Fashion Scholarship Competition is a creative, hands-on way to get high school students in the running for the opportunity to earn a tuition scholarship to one of The Art Institutes fashion programs.

High school seniors scheduled to graduate in 2013 are challenged to take the first step and enter the competition in one of two categories: 1) Fashion Design or 2) Fashion Marketing & Merchandising and Retail Management. (Note: Fashion programs offered at each schools may vary.)

In the Fashion Design category, high school seniors are required to submit three images of original sketches of an evening wear garment. In the Fashion Marketing & Merchandising and Retail Management category, seniors are required to submit images of a fashion trend board, predicting the next big trend in fashion.

Deadline for entries into the competition is midnight (PT), February 14, 2013. For more details on how to enter, entry requirements and official rules, visit:

Local competitions will take place at each participating Art Institutes school throughout the 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.

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 ( is a system of more than 50 schools located throughout North America. The Art Institutes schools provide an important source of education for design, media arts, fashion and culinary professionals. Several institutions of The Art Institutes system are campuses of South University or Argosy University. OH Registration # 04-01-1698B; AC0165, AC0080; Licensed by the Florida Commission for Independent Education, License No. 1287, 3427, 3110, 2581. Since The Art Institutes is comprised of several institutions, see for program duration, tuition, fees, and other costs, median debt, federal salary data, alumni success, and other important info.

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