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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.
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.
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