Ottawa – Corel Corporation introduced an International Design Contest and special anniversary edition of CorelDRAW® Graphics Suite X4 to mark 20 years of design innovation with CorelDRAW. The contest is open to current and new CorelDRAW Graphics Suite users around the world and closes on May 31, 2009. The special anniversary edition of CorelDRAW Graphics Suite will be available in nine languages worldwide, including English, French, Dutch, German, Italian, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Polish, and Russian.
“CorelDRAW 1.0 revolutionized graphics on the Windows platform, providing many more people around the globe with a new avenue to express their creativity,” said Gérard Métrailler, Senior Director of Product Management, Graphics for Corel. “Our community of CorelDRAW users has continued to grow and flourish over 20 years marked by exciting new breakthroughs in functionality, expansion into new international markets and a continuing commitment to delivering a superior graphics experience on the PC. The developers, designers and product managers behind CorelDRAW are continually inspired by the insights and contributions of CorelDRAW users around the world. It is our users’ passion, energy and ingenuity that motivates us to continually deliver products that open up new design possibilities.”
The International Design Contest features six entry categories including:
- Vehicle Wraps
- Textile/Fashion Design
- General Illustration and Fine Art
There is also a separate category for student submissions. Winners in each category will receive a prize pack, and the overall grand prize winner will receive a Roland® VersaCAMM™ VP-540 printer/cutter (approximate retail value: $21,995 USD). The winning entries will be announced in July 2009 and displayed on the CorelDRAW community site.
The special anniversary edition includes CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X4, a Wacom® Intuos®3 A6 Wide (4×6) pen tablet and new Corel® Painter™ Sketch Pad sketching software in one complete package. With this package, users can lay the base for amazing designs using the pen tablet and sketching software, then apply professional illustration, page layout, photo editing and tracing by opening files in CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X4. The special anniversary edition is available globally in limited quantities online at Corel and through channel partners such as Amazon in North America.