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CHICAGO, IL (August 18, 2014) — Assurance is pleased to officially open the Call for Entries for its 2014 Student Art Competition. The competition will celebrate the opening of their new office at 111 N. Canal St. in Chicago. From the pool of talented entrants, judges will select the work of three local art students who will each be awarded a cash prize of $1,110, a nod to Assurance’s new address.

Deeply invested in fostering a work environment that empowers its employees to excel and innovate, Assurance looks to invigorate their new Chicago office with bold inspiration. With this contest the company looks to local artists to creatively interpret their passion, "Minimizing risk. Maximizing health.TM" They also believe this creativity will spark new outlooks and insights, expanding the scope and drive of both the company and its employees. 

"Our passion for minimizing risk and maximizing health is an innovative approach to insurance that we look forward to sharing with our neighbors in the Chicago community,” said Assurance CEO Tony Chimino. "We’re excited to see how the artists will interpret this concept and help us bring it to life in our new office space."

The juried student art competition is open to all undergraduate and graduate students currently enrolled in a Chicago-area fine or commercial arts program. In order to be eligible, submissions must in some way incorporate the theme "Minimizing risk. Maximizing health." Artists must also incorporate the Assurance logo and brand colors into their piece; however, they are free to transform these assets according to their vision. 

An Intent to Submit form (found at davidjamesgroup.com/assurance-entry) must be completed by all aspiring participants as soon as possible. An initial JPEG of the submission must be received by 5 p.m., Aug. 22, 2014. Assurance will then choose and notify finalists on Sept. 2. Following this, final physical submissions and digital files (for digital art submissions) must be received by Sept. 4. Final voting for the winning entries will take place at the Assurance Chicago office opening on Sept. 8, which all finalists are welcome to attend. Visit davidjamesgroup.com/assurance-entry for additional information and contest rules.

About Assurance

Assurance is among the largest and most awarded independent insurance brokerages in the U.S. A “Top 50” broker and repeated national “Best Place to Work” winner, Assurance creates value by minimizing risk and maximizing health for 6,000 businesses and individuals across the country. The company is headquartered in Schaumburg, IL with centralized office locations in Chicago, IL and St. Louis, MO. Visit Assurance at www.assuranceagency.com