The ROLAND CREATIVE AWARDS are open from Sept. 21 through Dec. 31, 2011 to users of Roland equipment across the globe at www.rolandcreativeawards.com. Entries will be judged based on Creativity, Innovation and Execution in each of 14 regions representing 123 countries. More than 75 prizes will be awarded worldwide.
“We owe our success to our loyal customers and are excited about the opportunity to share their creative achievements with the world through the Roland Creative Awards,” said Dave Goward, president and CEO of Roland DGA Corp., Roland DG’s U.S.-based subsidiary. “Whether it’s a unique application for Roland technology, a beautiful vehicle wrap or eye-catching jewelry design, the contest presents an excellent opportunity for Roland customers to showcase their best projects. Thirty years is a true milestone, and during this time our customers have produced some amazing work.”
Across the Americas, Roland DGA Corp. will host two regional contests, one serving customers in the U.S., Canada and Guam, and the other serving customers across Latin America and the Caribbean. Entrants in Roland DGA regional contests will compete for the following prizes:
Monthly People’s Choice Awards – One top entry per region will be selected each month (Oct., Nov. and Dec.) to take home a 16 GB iPad2*and sleek over-ear Roland stereo headphones.
Honorable Mention Awards – Two contest finalists will be named in each region and will win a Dell laptop computer, complete with CorelDRAW Suite.
Regional Awards –Winners receive an all-expenses-paid trip to Japan to celebrate 30 years with Roland and compete for the global grand prize in April 2012.
Worldwide Grand Prize – The regional winners from around the globe qualify for the grand prize, their choice of a Roland machine — a VersaCAMM VS-420 printer/cutter, an EGX-360 gift engraver, a JWX-30 jewelry model maker or an MDX-40A milling machine.
Judging for the worldwide competition will take place during Roland’s 30th Anniversary Celebration, to be held in April 2012 at the company’s global headquarters in Hamamatsu, Japan.