Winners Named in RIT/NTID's National Arts Competition

Photo Illustration winner - "The Man Lights"
Story Highlights: 
  • More than 60 entries were received.
  • Competition is in its sixth year.
  • Winners in each category win $250 and an expenses-paid trip for two to RIT for the awards ceremony in July.
  • The winning works will be displayed in the Dyer Arts Center.

Rochester Institute of Technology’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf has announced the winners of their annual Digital Arts, Film and Animation Competition for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students.

The contest, in its sixth year, resulted in more than 60 entries in film/animation, graphic media and photo imaging.

The winner of each category receives $250, a plaque, plus transportation and lodging for two to the awards ceremony in July in Rochester, New York. Students who earned an "honorable mention" will receive plaques in the mail. The winning works will be exhibited in the Joseph F. and Helen C. Dyer Arts Center on the RIT campus.

The first-place winners are:

  • Film: Haley Leet, of Jeffersonville, Ind., a senior at Indiana School for the Deaf, in Indianapolis, for “Bloody Tears."
  • Graphic media: Maria White, of St. Peters, Mo., a junior at Fort Zumwalt South High School in St. Peters, for "New Year’s Resolution."
  • Photo Illustration: Megan Porter, Austin, Ark., a senior at Arkansas School for the Deaf in Little Rock, for "The Man Lights."

The winning entries may be seen here.

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