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SANTA CLARA, CA—APRIL 28, 2009─NVIDIA and the CGSociety, the leading global organization for digital artists, today announced the winners of the fourth annual worldwide NVArt Digital Art Competition.
More than 400 entries were received from 65 countries in response to the challenge to create images in the style of the world-renowned Polish surrealist Jacek Yerka. Five prizes worth more than $30,000 were awarded to the winners, who include:
“This competition has generated some of the most outstanding art we have seen, and passionate interest from entrants,” said Mark Snoswell, president of the CGSociety. “One entrant was so moved that he sent us a hand-written letter praising the topic and saying that it had been a fantastic learning experience which we should repeat.”
Submissions were reviewed by a distinguished panel of international judges, including:
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The CGSociety is the most respected and accessible global organization for creative digital artists. The CGSociety supports artists at every level by offering a range of services to connect, inform, educate and promote, by celebrating achievement, excellence and innovation in all aspects of digital art. The CGsociety is a division of Ballistic Media. For more information, visit www.cgsociety.org.
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