VCAD Awards Creativity with Scholarship Opportunity

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$5,000 awarded to most creative video response to VCAD’s latest clip on YouTube

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VCAD encourages creativity and artistic expression

Transformations happen at VCAD. Now, the Vancouver-based art and design school is encouraging 2010 high school graduates to show the world what they’re passionate about and how VCAD will help them achieve their dreams. By submitting a one minute video in response to the "Where Transformations Happen!" clip on YouTube, entrants will have a shot at being awarded a $5,000 scholarship!

“VCAD encourages creativity and artistic expression,” says says Bohdan Bilan, VP Academics at VCAD. “The video competition on YouTube gives applicants a chance to show us exactly how an education in art and design will help transform their future.”

On top of the $5,000 YouTube scholarship, VCAD will be awarding $150,000 to high school grads in 2010. Applicants for this latest scholarship opportunity must record a one-minute video showcasing their passion and post it as a video comment on VCAD's YouTube page (http://www.youtube.com/user/VancouverVCAD). All videos must incorporate the art schools logo, which can be downloaded at (http://vancouver.vcad.ca/VCAD.png ). The award will go to the most creative video that draws the most views. VCAD reserves the right to limit, refuse and remove any entry deemed unsuitable.

Students interested in applying for the $150,000 in scholarships are welcome to find out how at scholarships.vcad.ca. VCAD can also be found on Facebook and Twitter.

About Vancouver College of Art and Design
VCAD (http://vancouver.vcad.ca) is an art school focused on inspiring creativity and an institute where the instructors share the same commitment, desire and passion for art and design as the students. Diploma programs have quarterly start dates to maximize flexibility for students. VCAD is also a passionate supporter of the arts within the community, offering bursaries, scholarships and awards to local organizations each year.

For more information:
Melissa Wood    
Communications Manager
604.915.7288 ext. 2145

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