Design talent to shine in the 2015 CorelDRAW International Design Contest

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 Corel is launching the 2015 CorelDRAW International Design Contest, which runs from March 1, 2015 to May 31, 2015. During that time, participants can submit artwork created in CorelDRAW X7 or Corel PHOTO-PAINT X7 for their chance to win. With over US$100,000 in prizes available to be won, this year’s contest promises to bring out the best in CorelDRAW designers and artists.

“Seeing the artwork and designs that people create with CorelDRAW Graphics Suite is what inspires us to develop and maintain the program,” said Gérard Métrailler, vice president, product management, graphics and productivity at Corel. “The International Design Contest gives us an opportunity not only to see more of this incredible artwork, but also to showcase CorelDRAW users and give them the exposure that they truly deserve.”

Categories and prizes

Participants can submit entries into any of the following categories:

• Advertising/Specialty Graphics – Flyers, brochures, logos, signs, banners, awards, engraving, and other designs related to advertising, marketing or point of purchase

• 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

• Bonus Category: Speed Drawing Video – Time-lapse videos showing creation of a design in CorelDRAW X7 or Corel PHOTO-PAINT X7 (maximum length of five minutes); designs submitted in another category can also be submitted in this category

Three winners will be chosen for each category, including one grand-prize winner, resulting in a total of 18 winners. Judging will take place throughout the months of June and July, and Corel will announce the winners at the end of July.

The grand-prize winner will receive a Roland VersaStudio BN-20 Desktop Printer/Cutter, Wilcom Embroidery e3 with All Elements, an iStock Signature 50 Annual Subscription and US$10,000 in cash. In total, the grand prize is valued at US$30,000. Other prizes include products from Corel, Wilcom, iStock, Stock Layout, EuroSystems and Monotype.

“I’ve used CorelDRAW for years, and to be recognized by the CorelDRAW community is a true honor,” said Alexei Oglushevich, winner, 2013 CorelDRAW International Design Contest. “I love to share my artwork and see that of others. Through this design contest, I was able to see the incredible work that designers create using CorelDRAW. It’s truly inspiring.”

All design submissions are subject to the Official Rules, available at coreldraw.com/design-contest. All designs must be submitted in CorelDRAW X7 or Corel PHOTO-PAINT X7 and received by 11:59pm Eastern Standard Time on May 31, 2015. The winning designs will be announced on or about July 31, 2015. Contest participants may download a free, fully functional trial of CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X7 (Corel PHOTO-PAINT X7 is included in the trial) at coreldraw.com.

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