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Find Out What it Takes to Show the World Your Passion for Fashion


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(Durham, NC - November 12 & 13, 2011) – Attention high school seniors with a Passion for Fashion!  Learn how you can take your eye for style and turn it into a fashionable future at The Art Institute of Raleigh-Durham during a weekend workshop Friday, November 11 to Saturday, November 12.

“From this event we want students to walk away with an understanding of the fashion industry and what it takes to be successful,” said Amy VanAuken, Fashion & Retail Management Director at The Art Institute of Raleigh-Durham.  “The Art Institutes Passion for Fashion Scholarship Competition is a wonderful opportunity for students to jump-start their fashion education.”

High school seniors are invited to RSVP for the workshop event where they will learn about what it takes to enter and compete in the competition, participate in hands-on sessions on how to stylize, mix and mingle with other fashion-minded high school seniors, and learn what it’s like to be a fashion student at The Art Institute of Raleigh-Durham. High school seniors seriously interested in the weekend workshop should contact Ashley Kaplan at  

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.

Two national competition grand prize winners (one in each competition category) 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.

To learn more about The Art Institutes Passion for Fashion Competition and for complete rules, visit or

The Art Institute of Raleigh-Durham is one of The Art Institutes (, a system of 45 education institutions located throughout North America. The Art Institutes schools provide an important source for design, media arts, fashion and culinary arts professionals. Several institutions included in The Art Institutes system are campuses of South University.

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