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North American International Auto Show Announces 2010 High School Poster Contest

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Annual contest open to Michigan students offers cash prizes

TROY, Mich., Sept. 3 -- The 2010 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), sponsored by NAIAS LLC, an association of Detroit area auto dealers, announced today the launch of their annual poster contest in connection with the NAIAS next January.

The 22nd Annual High School Poster Contest is open to all Michigan residents enrolled in grades 10 through 12. An independent panel of recognized representatives from the local art community will judge the contest. This year, the NAIAS will choose winners in 16 categories.

"The poster contest is always a fun way to involve the next generation of automotive enthusiasts in our community and never fails to amaze us with the incredible young talent that comes from Michigan," said Doug Fox, Chairman of the 2010 NAIAS. "We hope that this helps encourage a lifetime interest in not only the automotive industry but the art community as well."

Winning posters will be displayed at the 2010 NAIAS and reproduced in the official NAIAS program, which is available to the public, corporate executives and automotive suppliers. Winning posters may also be displayed on the official NAIAS web site,

In 2009 NAIAS had a record breaking 660 entries from 64 different high schools. The contest was established to engage the creative minds of Michigan's students and encourage careers in automotive design while recognizing local art communities for their talents.

Posters must be original artwork, 25" x 21" in size, two-dimensional and camera ready. The poster theme must be automotive related, and any mixed media suitable for reproduction as a poster is allowed, including computer-generated graphics. All subject matter must be in good taste.

Posters must contain all of the following copy: "North American International Auto Show 2010, Detroit, and Cobo Center." The entry deadline is November 18, 2009.

  Prizes will be awarded in the following categories:

  Chairmen's Award                      $1,000
  State Farm Insurance Award            $1,000
  Designer's Best Show - Digital          $500
  Designer's Best Show - Traditional      $500
  Best Theme                              $250
  Best Use of Color                       $250
  Most Creative                           $250
  1st Place, 10th Grade Award             $500
  1st Place, 11th Grade Award             $500
  1st Place, 12th Grade Award             $500
  2nd Place, 10th Grade Award             $250
  2nd Place, 11th Grade Award             $250
  2nd Place, 12th Grade Award             $250
  3rd Place, 10th Grade Award             $100
  3rd Place, 11th Grade Award             $100
  3rd Place, 12th Grade Award             $100

To view official rules or gain more information, please visit Additional questions may be directed to Sandy Herp at 248.283.5138 or

About the North American International Auto Show

Entering its 22nd year as an international event, the NAIAS is among the most prestigious auto shows in the world, providing unparalleled access to the automotive products, people and ideas that matter most - up close and in one place. One of the largest media events in North America, the NAIAS is the only auto show in the United States to earn an annual distinguished sanction of the Organisation Internationale des Constructeurs d'Automobiles, the Paris-based alliance of automotive trade associations and manufacturers from around the world. The NAIAS Web site can be accessed at