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Mackie and SAE Announce International Scholarship Contest

Applications now available for scholarships (February 11, 2005)

Building on a longstanding educational partnership, Mackie and the SAE Institute are pleased to announce the first ever SAE Institute/Mackie International Scholarship Contest, which will award one international and one US, full tuition scholarship to the SAE location of the applicants choice.

As part of the application process, potential students must submit a portfolio of creative works or productions for review. Entrants must also provide an outline of their own relevant experiences and goals in the audio industry, as well as a statement explaining why they are the best candidate to receive this scholarship. Applicants will then mail entries and related submissions to the SAE campus that they would like to attend. All 41 participating SAE Institute campuses around the world are accepting entries from February 14, 2005 through March 31, 2005.

Downloadable applications are currently available at

Each individual school will select two finalists from their location. These two finalists will then be submitted to Mackie for final judging, and Mackie will choose one international and one US scholarship winner.

Mackie products have long played an important role in SAE's established tradition of providing students with extensive access to the most relevant professional audio gear available today. Products such as the Mackie Digital 8 Bus mixer, along with numerous analog mixers, studio monitors and other recording tools play a prominent role in SAE's educational curriculum and continue to keep students on the cutting-edge of modern recording technologies.

?Mackie is proud to announce this latest scholarship initiative with SAE Institute and to support one of the premiere audio educational environments available today, stated Keith Medley, Mackie Global Training and Development Manager. ?With this scholarship, Mackie and SAE are working together to open doors for exceptional students who will benefit from the latest technologies and tools available through the SAE Institutes around the world. We view this as an excellent example of two companies coming together to drive the success of the audio industry for years to come.

About SAE Institute
With their world headquarters in Byron Bay, Australia, SAE Institute is the world's first and largest network of audio and Creative Media education centers. SAE is affiliated with Middlesex University (England), Southern Cross University (Australia) and Southern Institute of Technology (New Zealand). The Institute operates over 40 campuses in 22 countries on four continents. It offers diploma and full degree programs in audio technology, recording arts, filmmaking, 3D animation and multimedia arts.

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About Mackie
Mackie, a LOUD Technologies Inc. brand, is known worldwide as a leading developer and marketer of high-quality, affordable professional audio systems. Mackie products can be found in professional and project recording studios, video and broadcast suites, post production facilities, sound reinforcement applications including churches and nightclubs, retail locations and on major musical tours.

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