Thursday, April 22, 2010

The Corel Asia-Pacific Digital Art Competition 2010

Get Creative in the Corel Asia-Pacific Digital Art Competition 2010!

Win Big Prizes. From now until August 31, 2010, strut your creative stuff with Corel software in one of Asia’s richest digital art competitions. Submit video, graphics and more to WIN. Grand Prize worth US$10,000. Lucky Draw prizes for voting and sharing the news. Find out at

The theme for this contest is: "Freedom to create your way"

To join you must be a resident of the following countries: Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.

There are 2 categories: open and student

Student category - entrant must be currently enrolled in an accredited academic institution. He/she also has the option to join open category provided he/she does not submit an entry in the student category.

Open category - open to all non-students

The prizes at stake:
1st place: a package that costs around $10,000
  • Cash: US$ 5,000
  • HP TouchSmart Laptop
  • Canon HF S20 HD camcorder
  • Wacom® Intuos®4 large or wireless tablet
  • Reallusion® iClone®3 Pro
  • Trend Micro™ Internet Security
  • Corel Software package
  • Winner's Certificate
39 winners for open Category
39 winners for student category

Click here for the complete list of prizes at stake...

Entry Format: Entries must be made using the following Corel software for production: CorelDRAW® , Painter™ , Painter™ Essentials , PhotoImpact® , Paint Shop Pro® and VideoStudio®

You will need to submit the following files...

-For all entries, a 220(w) x 170(h) JPG Thumbnail image
-For all entries, the Corel software project file for your entry (.vsp, .cdr, .ufo, .pspimage, .rif, .riff, etc.) Max. 6MB file size
-For graphics, a 1024X768, 96 dpi, JPG Gallery image
-For videos, the YouTube or Vimeo embed code

Criteria for judging

80% - from the judges votes
20% - online voting

Important dates:
Submission Period is from April 22 to August 31, 2010.
Closing of public voting is on September 5, 2010.

Click here for the complete set of rules and guidelines.

Based on what I have seen from the current entries,it is an advanced level digital art competition. In my opinion, you must have some mastery over Corel tools to win...

If you do not have Corel applications/software and are still interested in joining this contest, you may want to download the free trial of Corel tools found here...

To know more about the contest, you may visit the Corel Competition website...

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