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Dear Designers, Thank you for your interest in helping make the PRSSA “Red Hot Runway” show a success. We are overwhelmed by the amount of interest we’ve received from the fashion department at Columbia College Chicago. This E-Mail is reminding you of the upcoming design audition on Wednesday, March 2nd. We will be holding try-outs from 4pm – 6pm in the 618 S. Michigan building in room 801. You are required to bring a copy of your résumé, a hard or digital copy of your portfolio and one sample piece of your work. Also, be prepared to answer the following questions: ✦ ✦ ✦ ✦ ✦

Name, age, year in school Highlight your most valuable design experience Why you want to participate in this event? Where do you see yourself in five years? What are you envisioning for your red dress?

Criteria for judging will be as follows: ✦ ✦ ✦ ✦ ✦ ✦

Design Aesthetic- based on portfolio sketches Garment Construction – based on sample garment Sketch Creativity- based on portfolio sketches Résumé- work experience, 3.0 GPA or higher Presentation- ability to articulate answers to above questions…sell yourself! Vision- what you are planning on executing for the “Red Hot Runway”

When you arrive to auditions, there will be someone there to welcome you and sign you in. Audition times are based on a first-come first-serve basis. We are willing to work around your schedule in case you have conflicts such as class or work. In the case that you are not able to attend auditions, please E-mail your résumé, portfolio, and a photo of one sample piece. In the body of the E-mail, please include the answers to the above questions. You will be notified Monday, March 7th the outcome of the auditions. We look forward to being exposed to your talent and creativity this Wednesday. Please email us at columbiachicagoprssa@gmail.com with any questions, comments, or concerns. Thank you, Columbia College Chicago’s PRSSA Chapter The Chicago Red Dress Party


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