RIT Sponsors National Competition for Students with Hearing Loss
Rochester, N.Y. – (Nov. 20, 2009) Rochester Institute of Technology is
accepting entries in its fifth annual Digital Arts, Film and Animation
Competition for deaf or hard-of-hearing middle and high school students.
Students in grades 9 through 12 can use their creative talents and artistic
expression in six categories: Web Page Design, Graphic Media, 3-D Animation,
Film, Interactive Media and Photo Imaging.
Last year’s winning entries came from students in California, Minnesota,
Arkansas, New York, Kansas, Virginia and Illinois.
Students submitting winning entries in each category will receive a $250
prize and an all-expenses-paid trip to Rochester, N.Y. for the awards
ceremony in the spring and an exhibition of their work. RIT is home to the
National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID), where more than 1,300
students with hearing loss from around the world study, live, and socialize
with 15,000 hearing students on campus.
Students may submit up to two entries.
Entry forms, contest rules and other details are available at
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. U.S. News and
World Report has consistently ranked RIT among the nation’s leading
comprehensive universities. For more information, visit: