Portland, Oregons Vinton Studios announced The Tiki Challenge, an unusual contest aimed at advertising agency employees only. The winner will be awarded a certificate worth $50,000 off the cost of a computer-generated commercial production at Vinton Studios, or an all-expenses-paid weekend for two in Las Vegas. Runners-up will receive invitations for an all-expenses-paid trip to the studios renowned Animation Camp in Portland, or other prizes including a MP3 player, a digital camera and a Palm Pilot. Vinton Studios is recognized as one of the foremost creators of dimensional character animation in the world. Over the past twenty-five years, Vinton Studios has created literally hundreds of characters for commercials, including the CALIFORNIA RAISINS, two television series, Emmy award-winning THE PJs and GARY & MIKE, as well as numerous television specials and a feature film. For more information on the Tiki Challenge visit: www.tikichallenge.com or call Vinton Studios at (503) 225-1130.