Alias Systems announced the start of Expose Yourself, the upcoming contest for digital artists who use Alias SketchBook Pro, the sketching tool for Tablet PCs and Wacom tablets. From Nov. 17, 2003 until Feb. 13, 2004, artists, illustrators and designers can submit their sketches at www.sketchbookpro.com/contest. The contest is sponsored by Microsoft, Acer, Wacom, PC Mall and Intel.
Expose Yourself is the first contest to award the creative work of tablet-using digital artists. Comic artist Dale Keown, best known for THE INCREDIBLE HULK comic book, and Gray Holland, founder of the industrial design firm Alchemy Labs, will judge the submissions. Judging will be based on originality as well as the artist's use of colors, layers, brushes and backgrounds. The grand-prize winner of the contest will receive a copy of Alias SketchBook Pro, Microsoft Office for Window XP Tablet PC Edition, an Acer 300 Tablet PC and a Wacom Cintiq Tablet. They will also have their creative talents profiled in a U.S.-based creative magazine. Monthly prizes include copies of Alias SketchBook Pro, Microsoft Office XP and Rover MP3 players.
A free 15-day trial version of Alias SketchBook Pro is available for download at www.alias.com/sketchbookpro. Full contest details can be found at www.sketchbookpro.com/contest.
Alias Systems, a division of Silicon Graphics Ltd, is a leading creator of 2D and 3D software. For more information, visit www.alias.com.