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Barbara Ingram student earns honorable mention for photo entry

March 12, 2012

NORTH FAYETTE, Pa. — Tyler Fitchet, a student at Barbara Ingram School for the Arts in Hagerstown, won an honorable mention for his photo titled “Everyone is Doing It” in the Pittsburgh Technical Institute’s Visions and Voices, an art, design and film show.

He will receive a $2,000 partial tuition scholarship.

The show opened with a reception Feb. 25 and runs through Saturday, March 24. This year’s show includes artwork from 340 high school students. Students participating in the show represent 99 schools in six states: Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio, New York, New Jersey and Maryland. 

More than 700 works of art are on display in the following categories: fine art 2D, fine art 3D, computer-aided drafting, Web design, computer graphics, jewelry, metalworking, ceramics, photography, video film and graphic design.

Best of show and all category winners as judged by a panel of working artists and designers receive partial tuition scholarships to the college. Best of show is awarded a $15,000 scholarship, followed by these awards to category winners: Best of category, $6,000; second place, $4,000; third place, $3,000; and honorable mention, $2,000. Additionally, best of show and best of category winners’ schools receive a cash award of $250 and $100 respectively in recognition of their student’s achievement.

In addition to the awards selected by the judges, the public can award a $6,000 people’s choice scholarship to one entry.

People’s choice voting started during the opening reception and continues through the end of the show. Votes, one per mobile number, can be texted to 412-447-1917 in this format: peoples choice, title of entry, name of artist. All votes sent by text are posted at www.pti.edu/visions-vote.

 

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