RING Awards helps students in grades 7-12 meet the challenge of communicating in the 21st century



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Ringling College of Art + Design Introduces Multi-platform

Storytelling Contest for U.S. Students

SARASOTA, Fla., March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ringling College of Art

+ Design invites all teachers and students in grades 7-12 to take part

in the first annual RING AWARDS Storytelling Contest to celebrate

creative student communication. Beginning today, teachers can

register and encourage their students to participate in this

challenging competition, which promotes creative storytelling using a

combination of images & words and offers students and their teachers

the chance to win great prizes, like attendance at Ringling College's

Pre-College & Teacher Institute Programs and/or an all-expense paid

trip to Universal's Island Adventure in Orlando, Florida.

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The Ringling College of Art + Design's RING Awards were created to

help students become better prepared to communicate. By utilizing the

Sharon Robinson's, daughter of baseball legend Jackie Robinson, new

book titled UNDER THE SAME SUN as the thematic device, the RING Awards

offers a very broad theme that can be related to every subject, and

easily fits within the Common Core Connects program.

Students can choose one of three ways to tell their story:

- a photo and a written story of 100 words or less - an illustration

and a written story of 100 words or less - an Instagram video of 15

seconds or less

Contestants will be judged in two categories: Grades 7-9 & 10 - 12.

Enter by visiting www.TheRINGAwards.com.

"Creative expression is at the core of who we are at Ringling College,

and cultivating creativity among students is something we feel very

strongly about," said Rich Kaplan, vice president of marketing and

innovative partnerships at Ringling College. "At Ringling, we are more

than just an art school, but a place that teaches creative thought and

communication and its' application for future leaders and innovators.

We believe that creative communication is a key driver of success both

in school and eventually in the workforce."

"There are so many ways to deal with the theme that are different from

one another, and that's where the creativity comes in," adds Kaplan.

"Maybe it's about all the planets in our solar system being under the

same sun. Or, the fact that J.K. Rowling and Shakespeare are under the

same sun, just 400 years apart. Because kids today are so driven by

technology, we decided to embrace multiple platforms, encouraging

students to tell their stories in words and images," Kaplan adds.

To learn more about the Ringling College of Art + Design RING Awards

Storytelling Contest, please visit www.TheRINGAwards.com.

For additional information, please contact Holly Sieglin at

941-309-0186 or via email.

About Ringling College of Art + Design:

Ringling College of Art and Design is a private, not-for-profit, fully

accredited college located in Sarasota, FL, and is recognized as being

among the best visual arts colleges in the United States.

http://www.Ringling.edu

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