FIDM's 2008 "Jumpstart Your Dreams" Back-to-School Contest is Open for Entries

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The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (http://www.fidm.edu), a coeducational, specialized, private college dedicated to educating students for the Fashion, Graphics, Interior Design and Entertainment industries, announced today that the 2008 "Jumpstart Your Dreams" Back-to-School Contest is open for entries.

The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, a coeducational, specialized, private college dedicated to educating students for the Fashion, Graphics, Interior Design and Entertainment industries, announced today that the 2008 "Jumpstart Your Dreams" Back-to-School Contest is open for entries. However, it ends soon, closing on September 25th. To enter, visit http://fashionclub.com/perks-and-prizes/contests/contests-prizes.shtml.

The contest represents FIDM's biggest promotion of the year. In 2008, the renowned school will give away seven prize packages to students with fashion careers in mind, including shopping sprees, digital camcorders, sewing machines and more. For a chance to win, entrants must:

1. Fill out an entry form at http://www.FashionClub.com and choose a dream job - Fashion Design to Merchandise Marketing to Digital Media.
2. Create a collage depicting that job, using sketches and photos from magazines, the web, or books and various materials such as metals, buttons, or found objects.
3. Write a short essay (150 words or less), describing why that job would be a dream come true. To view past entries, check out the Winner's Page in the contest section of the Fashion Club website.
4. Mail in the collage and the essay with name, major, and dream job written on the back for reference.

"Each year, we judge each submission based on originality, creativity, and presentation," said Denice Cantu, FIDM Promotions Manager. "We also place a heavy emphasis on completeness, spelling, and grammar, reflecting our college's approach to education."

With a variety of career-enhancing prizes, the 2008 "Jumpstart Your Dreams" Back-to-School Contest is ideal for up-and-coming fashionistas. Only members of the Fashion Club can enter, however you can register now on the Fashion Club website. Official Rules and more details are also provided there. Entries should be mailed to:

FIDM
Attn: Denice Cantu
919 S. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90015

About FIDM
FIDM/The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising is a WASC and NASAD accredited, co-educational, specialized, private college with campuses in Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego and Orange County, California. FIDM offers Associate of Arts, Professional Designation and Advanced Study Degree programs in Fashion Design, Interior Design, Merchandise Marketing, Merchandise Product Development, Textile Design, Visual Communications, Graphic Design, Beauty Industry Merchandising & Marketing, Theatre Costume Design, International Manufacturing & Product Development, Film & TV Costume Design, Digital Media, Footwear Design, Jewelry Design, Apparel Manufacturing Management and Bachelor of Science in Business Management.

FIDM has an enrollment of 7,500 full-time students. For more than 30 Over the last 30 years, FIDM has built an alumni network of 35,000 graduates around the world. The college's alumni base and industry-wide reputation for excellence both give our students an exceptional network of contacts and resources when they enter into the marketplace. For more information, visit http://www.fidm.edu

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