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Canon Announces Winners of Canon Digital Creators Contest 2003

[December 05, 2003]

Canon Announces Winners of Canon Digital Creators Contest 2003

Canon Inc. today announced the winning entries in the Canon Digital Creators Contest 2003, a competition aimed at encouraging the exploration of new directions in digital visual expression. An awards ceremony will be held this evening at Spiral Hall in Aoyama, Tokyo, from 6:00 p.m., and the winning entries will be exhibited (admission free) at Spiral Garden from December 6 to 14.

The Canon Digital Creators Contest was launched in 2000 with the aim of uncovering new talent from among next-generation creators in the world of digital visual expression. Marking its fourth year, Digital Creators Contest 2003 received a total of 3,573 works between March 24 and September 4 in four divisions: Digital Photo, Digital Graphics/Illustration, Digital Movie, and Web.

Entries for this year's contest were submitted from 76 countries or regions outside of Japan, including the United States, Germany, England and Canada. This year's selection committee, supervised by Musashino Art University professor Hiroshi Kashiwagi, featured some of the foremost authorities in the imaging and graphics fields: the British creative unit "tomato" and Kate Gibb for the Digital Photo division; Katsura Moshino and tomato for the Digital Graphics/Illustration division; Hiroyuki Nakano and Scott Ross for the Digital Movie division; and Joshua Davis and tomato for the Web division.

Gold Award winners included Mr. Kenshi Daito in the Digital Photo division with popular mechanics; Mr. Ryohei Hatokawa in the Digital Graphics/Illustration division with THE ULTRA FISH COLLECTION; Mr. Matthew Frank Thomas in the Digital Movie division with That Day; and Mr. Shinichiro Sato in the Web division with tinygrow. Each Gold Award winner will receive US$20,000 in prize money.

Additionally, 48 other entries from all four divisions earned a Silver Award, Bronze Award, Honorary Mention Award, Canon Award, or an award from participating sponsors.

Images of winning entries are available online at:
Additional information regarding the Canon Digital Creators Contest is available in 15 languages on the Canon Digital Creators Contest website at:

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