Last year’s winner, Mixed Digital Media: Jeong Woo Kim, from Jericho, NY, for “Untitled” (Abstract face with music sheet).                                             Credit: RIT

The Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY has launched its third annual digital arts, film, and animation competition for high school students in grades 9 through 12 who are deaf or hard-of-hearing.

Students compete for cash prizes and a trip for two to RIT’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf for the awards ceremony and an exhibition of their work.

The national competition recognizes students’ artistic expression with awards in the following categories:

  • Film
  • Mixed Digital Media
  • Web Page Design
  • Graphic Media
  • 3-D Animation
  • Interactive Media 
  • Photo Illustration

Students may submit up to two entries. Entry forms, contest rules, and other details are posted on the Web site. The submission deadline is December 15.

Last year’s winner, 3-D Animation: Toby Fitch, from Zanesville, Ohio, for “Jay Leno on Vacation.”             Credit: RIT

First place winners in each category will win $250 and transportation to Rochester, lodging, and meals for two.

RIT offers computing, engineering, imaging technology, and fine and applied arts programs, and provides  support services for students with hearing loss. It 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 on RIT’s campus.