Corel Corporation, a leading developer of graphics, productivity and digital media software, unveiled the Corel Asia-Pacific Digital Art Competition 2010 yesterday. The competition spanning about 4 months is proposed to run through August 31st , 2010. It is said to feature more than 150 prizes whose net worth is over US$40,000, along with a Grand Prize worth more than US$10,000.
The competition is quoted to incorporate both Open and Student categories and include entrants from Australia, New Zealand, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. Winners are scheduled to be announced on October 15, 2010 and are expected to be featured on the Corel website.
Juliet Kuo, Senior Director of Global Marketing at Corel, said on the occasion,“It is an honour to announce our second Corel Asia-Pacific Digital Art Competition. Our goal in organizing this competition is to encourage both up-coming & established designers and to celebrate the tremendous depth of talent found across the Asia-Pacific region. At Corel we are proud of our role in helping people express their creativity and we are extremely excited to be able to demonstrate our commitment to our region through this wonderful event.”
Entries for the competition are expected to be static images or videos and must be produced using Corel software. Contest submissions need to be posted on the Corel website during the period of the competition, where website visitors are deemed to help determine the winners by voting. Winners are supposed to be chosen based on popularity voting and opinions from a distinguished panel of judges.
Vote to Win & Share to Win
Visitors to the competition website are invited to win prizes by voting for their favourite entries, passing information to their friends and by creating hyperlinks to the competition on websites and blogs. It is reported that a competition Facebook page is dedicated to enable entrants to share information and promote their entries.
Sponsors & Prizes
The Corel Asia-Pacific Digital Art Competition 2010 is deemed to be supported by leading brands including Kingston, Wacom, Reallusion and Trend Micro - providing a grand opportunity to budding talents and artists to showcase their skills and earn recognition & prizes.
Complete competition and entry details, artwork submissions, audience voting, announcement of the winners and their winning artwork can be found on http://www.corel.com/apac-contest.