RIT/NTID sponsors national art competition for D/HH high school students

Release Date: February 13, 2017
Contact: Vienna McGrain
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RIT/NTID sponsors national art competition for deaf, hard-of-hearing high school students

National contest winners vie for cash prizes, art exhibit featuring their work

Rochester Institute of Technology’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf announces the annual Digital Arts, Film and Animation Competition for high school students who are deaf or hard-of-hearing. Students in grades 9 through 12 will compete for a $250 cash prize, and the winners’ work will be exhibited in RIT/NTID’s Joseph F. and Helen C. Dyer Arts Center and on the college website. https://www.rit.edu/ntid/dyerarts/

The national competition recognizes students’ artistic expression with awards in film, graphic media, interactive media, photo imaging, 3-D animation and webpage design. See the competition website for previous winners in these categories.

Students may submit up to two entries. Online entry forms, contest rules and other details are available at http://www.rit.edu/ntid/dafac/. The submission deadline is March 1, 2017.

For more information about NTID, go to http://www.rit.edu/NTID.

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Rochester Institute of Technology is home to leading creators, entrepreneurs, innovators and researchers. Founded in 1829, RIT enrolls about 19,000 students in more than 200 career-oriented and professional programs, making it among the largest private universities in the U.S.

The university is internationally recognized and ranked for academic leadership in business, computing, engineering, imaging science, liberal arts, sustainability, and fine and applied arts. RIT also offers unparalleled support services for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. The cooperative education program is one of the oldest and largest in the nation. Global partnerships include campuses in China, Croatia, Dubai and Kosovo.

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