Vote for Our Students' Submissions to "Capture Music City"

June 17, 2008

Nashville (June 17, 2008) – International Academy of Design & Technology (the Academy) students are in contention to be included in a regional book. “Capture Music City” is going to be a collection of photos taken by Middle Tennessee residents published as a 128-page, full-color coffee table book. The public has the opportunity to vote for the photos they feel best reflect our community and the winners will be compiled in a book and DVD. The best part of this effort is Ken Wood and Digital Photography instructor Johnny Park have gotten our photography students involved in the project and we now have a group website. There are already 17 students who have submitted work in a variety of areas and now we can vote for their inclusion.

This is a project sponsored by the local newspaper, The Tennessean, and Pediment Publishing. The project is to collect photos of Music City for eight chapters. These chapters are: People, Nature, Sports & Recreation, Music, Pets & Animals, Newsworthy, Simply Nashville and Celebrations. The photos chosen for the book will be based upon the number of votes each photo receives. When you go to the website, you will see a countdown in the upper-right corner to let you know how much longer votes can be cast.

“When you visit the group’s page on the website you will see how they each have displayed distinct styles and capture different elements of Nashville life,” said Richard Wechner, president of the Academy – Nashville.

Some of our photography students have created a school group within the website. This allows voters to go to the group and vote for our students.

This is not limited to only the photography students. Anyone can create a profile, join the group, upload photos and receive votes.

About The International Academy of Design & Technology
The Academy provides educational programs that are designed to prepare students for professional opportunities and career success in select design and technology fields. The Academy has been an established institution for more than 25 years and has 10 other campuses across the US. Since the Nashville campus opened in 2004, the Academy has served the needs of students for employment and career advancement and the needs of industry for qualified professionals at the Associate of Applied Science and Bachelor of Applied Science degree levels.

The programs at the Academy focus on career and design areas, such as Digital Audio Production, Fashion Design and Merchandising, Interior Design, Graphic Design, Digital Media and Animation, Game Design & Development, and Digital Photography. Courses are currently conducted within the college; however the campus is transitioning to a “Blended Learning” delivery approach which will permit students to take courses both in-house and on line.

The Academy - Nashville is Accredited the Accrediting Council of Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) and is recognized by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission.