Create Magazine announces "Design Our Cover" contest with Softimage

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Orlando, FL - August 30, 2007 - Create Magazine, the award-winning magazine for creative professionals, announces the opportunity to pioneer the New Year with one more resolution: win the Create Magazine and Softimage "Design Our Cover" contest: One person's magazine cover concept designed using SOFTIMAGE|XSI 3-D software will see their work published on the actual magazine going out to more than 45,000 print readers and over 10,000 online network members.

Softimage Co., a subsidiary of Avid Technology, Inc., develops innovative 3D character creation and effects tools for animators and digital artists creating design visualization, film, broadcast, post-production and games. SOFTIMAGE|XSI is an advanced 3D modeling, rendering, animation and character creation software that artists and technical directors use for next generation games and film.

Create Magazine is calling artists from all backgrounds, including creative veterans, students and hobbyists, to design their own work using SOFTIMAGE|XSI software. The only requirement is that the image must incorporate some form of human/character element. Anyone with a basic understanding of 3D software can participate by downloading the free 30-day trial of SOFTIMAGE|XSI software, plus tutorials and learning opportunities.

Judging will be based on individuality, artistic value and quality of work. All work submitted must be previously unpublished and original.

The submission deadline is November 16, 2007. The JAN+FEB 2008 issue hits newsstands January 14, 2008. For additional information regarding design specs, rules and regulations, please visit their website.

About Create Magazine
Create Magazine’s mission is to inform, connect, inspire and educate creative professionals. First published in 2001, Create Magazine is an award-winning, bimonthly creative industry magazine published for those who produce or require creative services and products. As a networking resource, Create Magazine provides an insider's perspective on the people, news, trends and events that influence both local and national advertising and creative production industries. With five regional editions nationwide, each issue features articles by local community leaders who are the trusted source for information and commentary on the Advertising, Design, Printing, Photography, Film and Video, Animation and New Media industries, in addition to national content from industry experts. To find out more, visit Create Magazine online at


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