2013 CorelDRAW™ Intl. Design Contest Now Open

Corel has officially kicked off the CorelDRAW® International Design Contest. Until June 30, 2013, users from around the world can submit work they created using CorelDRAW® and Corel® PHOTO-PAINT™ X6. With six categories and over $100,000 U.S. in prizes available, this year’s Design Contest aims to celebrate the creativity and versatility of the CorelDRAW community.

“The CorelDRAW International Design Contest offers the chance for our users to show their talent and design style to the world,” said Gérard Métrailler, Sr. Director, Product Management, Graphics at Corel. “Our users constantly inspire us, and this is our opportunity to highlight their work so they can inspire others as well.”

Categories and Prizes

Participants can submit entries into any of the following categories:

+ Advertising/Specialty Graphics—Examples of flyers, brochures, logos, signs, banners, awards, engraving, and other designs related to advertising, marketing, or point-of-purchase (POP);

+ Vehicle Wraps—Designs for car, truck, boat, or other vehicle wraps;

+ Textile/Fashion Design—Designs for fashion, embroidery, and direct-to-garment printing;

+ General Illustration & Fine Art—Artistic, creative, and unique designs;

+ Student—Designs submitted by students who are formally enrolled in an educational institution; and

+ Bonus Category: Speed Drawing Video—Time-lapse videos showing creation of a design in CorelDRAW or PHOTO-PAINT X6 (max 10 minutes). Designs submitted in another category can also be submitted in this category.

Judging will take place throughout July 2013 and Corel will announce winners at the end of August. Three winners, including one grand-prize winner, will be chosen for each category, resulting in a total of eighteen winners.

The grand prize winner will receive a Roland VersaStudio BN-20 Desktop Printer/Cutter, free Wilcom Embroidery Studio Designing, and $10,000 in cash. Other prizes include products from Wilcom, SkyFonts, Wacom and Corel.

“We’re excited to partner with Corel once again in the International Design Contest by offering a VersaStudio BN-20 desktop printer/cutter as grand prize,” said Andrew Oransky, director of marketing and product management, Roland. “With its integrated contour cutting and metallic ink capabilities, the VersaStudio has become a favorite tool among graphic designers, sign makers and apparel decorators.”

The Fine Print

All design submissions are subject to the Official Rules. All designs must be submitted in CorelDRAW X6 or Corel PHOTO-PAINT X6 and received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on June 30, 2013. The winning designs will be announced on or about August 31, 2013. Contest participants may download a free, fully functional trial of CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X6 (PHOTO-PAINT is included in the trial) through the contest website. The new subscription program allows participants to download a fully functional version of CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X6 for use on a monthly or annual basis.

For more information, visit www.Corel.com/design-contest.



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