Friday, April 23rd, 2010 - Corel
One of the Largest and Richest in Asia With Over 150 Prizes Totalling More Than US$40,000

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND--(Marketwire) - Corel Corporation, a leading developer of graphics, productivity and digital media software, today announced the Corel Asia-Pacific Digital Art Competition 2010. Running through August 31, 2010, the competition features more than 150 prizes totalling over US$40,000 with a Grand Prize valued at over US$10,000.

The competition includes Open and Student categories and is open to entrants from Australia, New Zealand, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. Winners will be announced on October 15, 2010. Winning entries will be featured on the Corel Website.

"It is an honour to announce our second Corel Asia-Pacific Digital Art Competition," said Juliet Kuo, Senior Director of Global Marketing at Corel. "Our goal in organizing this competition is to encourage both up-and-coming and 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 may be static images or videos and must be produced using Corel software. Contest submissions will be posted on the Corel website during the period of the competition, where visitors will help determine the winners by voting. Winners will be chosen based on popular vote and opinions from a distinguished panel of judges.

Vote to Win & Share to Win

Visitors to the competition Website can win prizes by voting for their favourite entries, forwarding information to their friends and by creating links to the competition on Websites and blogs. A competition Facebook page enables entrants to share information and promote their entries.

Sponsors & Prizes

The Corel Asia-Pacific Digital Art Competition 2010 is supported by leading brands including Kingston, Wacom, Reallusion and Trend Micro.

Competition Website

Full competition and entry details, artwork submissions, audience voting, announcement of the winners and their winning artwork can be found on

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Corel is a leading developer of graphics, productivity and digital media software with more than 100 million users worldwide. The Company's product portfolio includes some of the world's most popular and widely recognized software brands including CorelDRAW® Graphics Suite, Corel® Paint Shop Pro®, Corel® Painter(tm), Corel DESIGNER®, Corel® WordPerfect® Office, WinZip®, WinDVD® and iGrafx®. Designed to help people become more productive and express their creative potential, Corel's software strives to set a higher standard for value with full-featured products that are easier to learn and use. The industry has responded with hundreds of awards recognizing Corel's leadership in software innovation, design and value.

Corel's products are sold in more than 75 countries through a well-established network of international resellers, retailers, original equipment manufacturers, online providers and Corel's global websites. The Company's headquarters are located in Ottawa, Canada with major offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Taiwan, China and Japan. Corel's stock is traded on the NASDAQ under the symbol CREL and on the TSX under the symbol CRE.
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