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August 30, 2007

RIT Sponsors National Art Competition For Students With Hearing Loss

From: NTID - Aug 30, 2007

Contact: Pamela Carmichael
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RIT Sponsors National Art Competition for Students with Hearing Loss

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Aug. 29—Rochester Institute of Technology announces its second annual Digital Arts, Film and Animation Competition for high school students who are deaf or hard-of-hearing. Students with hearing loss in grades 9-12 can compete for cash prizes and an all-expenses-paid trip to Rochester, N.Y., for the awards ceremony and an exhibition of their work.

This national competition recognizes students’ artistic expression with awards in the following categories: Mixed Digital Media, Web Page Design, Graphic Media, 3-D Animation, Film, Interactive Media, Photo Illustration and Free-Hand Art in Digital Form. Film is a new category this year.

Students may submit up to two entries. Entry forms, contest rules and other details are available at The submission deadline is Oct. 8, 2007.

RIT is internationally recognized as a leader in computing, engineering, imaging technology, and fine and applied arts programs, and for providing unparalleled support services for students with hearing loss. RIT is home to the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, where more than 1,100 students with hearing loss from around the world study, live, and socialize with 14,400 hearing students on RIT’s Rochester, N.Y., campus. U.S. News and World Report has consistently ranked RIT among the nation’s leading comprehensive universities.

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