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Henrietta Post
Rochester , NY

Posted Mar. 1, 2016
National Technical Institute for the Deaf at the Rochester Institute of Technology ’s SpiRIT Writing Contest and Digital Arts, Film and Animation Competition is open to deaf and hard-of-hearing high school students until March 18.

The writing contest is open to deaf and hard-of-hearing high school students in 10th and 11th grades. Winners can choose a scholarship and travel expenses to the Explore Your Future program at NTID, or $500. Explore Your Future is a six-day summer career exploration program in July for deaf and hard-of-hearing students that provides the opportunity to sample different careers as well as college life.

The digital arts competition is open to students in grades nine through 12 and has a $250 prize. Winning work will be exhibited in the Dyer Arts Center and on the college website. This national competition recognizes students’ artistic expression with awards in film, graphic media, interactive media, photo imaging, 3D animation and web page design. Students may submit up to two entries.

For more information about the writing contest, visit For more information about the digital arts competition, visit