First Worldwide Adobe Photoshop Competition Launched

Winner Goes on Assignment to Paris, France to Create a Cover of Photoshop User Magazine The National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP) announced a “Call for Entries” for its 2006 Digital Canvas Awards, the first worldwide competition exclusively for Adobe® Photoshop® users. “Finally, Photoshop artists, photographers, and designers from around the world will have an opportunity to gain international recognition, celebrate their very best work, and share their vision and creativity with the worldwide Photoshop community,” said Scott Kelby, president of NAPP and best-selling author of computer and technology books worldwide. “This will be a groundbreaking competition on so many levels, and will open a lot of doors for some of these amazingly talented artists,” Kelby added. Winners will be chosen in 11 categories, and the Best of Show Grand Prize winner will be sent by Photoshop User magazine on a dream assignment to Paris, France. Photoshop User is providing roundtrip airfare, hotel accommodations, hotel transfers, and daily expenses for the winner, and an assistant of their choice, for this world-class assignment. They’ll be on assignment for five days, using the City of Lights as their inspiration as they design the artwork for a cover of Photoshop User magazine. Photoshop User is the Adobe Photoshop “how to” magazine and official publication of NAPP ( Besides the Best of Show award, the winning images in each category will appear in a special issue of Photoshop User, and each category winner will receive a prize package worth more than $2,500. The deadline for submissions is Sat., Dec. 31, 2005 at 12:00 midnight, and each entrant may submit up to three pieces for consideration by a panel of judges, which includes some of the leading names in the Photoshop industry today. The entry fee is $35 per piece and $25 per piece for NAPP members. For official contest rules and entry form, visit . Winners will be announced on or about Feb. 1, 2006.