RIT Sponsors National Art Competition for Students with Hearing Loss

Winners receive cash prizes, trips to Rochester

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Rochester Institute of Technology announces its third 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 for two to RIT’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf for the awards ceremony and an exhibition of their work.

This national competition recognizes students’ artistic expression with awards in seven categories: Film, Mixed Digital Media, Web Page Design, Graphic Media, 3-D Animation, Interactive Media and Photo Illustration. First-place winners in each category will win $250 and transportation to Rochester, lodging and meals for two.

Students may submit up to two entries. Entry forms, contest rules and other details are available at www.rit.edu/NTID/ArtsNR. The submission deadline is Dec. 15.

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 1,300 students with hearing loss from around the world study, live, and socialize with 15,000 hearing students.