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Fotolia, Quark Challenge Designers To 'Unleash Your Creativity'
Apr 16, 2008 (10:04 AM EDT)


NEW YORK, April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Fotolia ( http://www.fotolia.com ), the largest global online marketplace for micro-priced digital stock images, announced today a design contest in cooperation with Quark, a global software company that provides innovative design solutions for the creative industry. The contest, titled "Unleash Your Creativity," will give Fotolia members the chance to compete for the ability to design the next generation of Fotolia print and banner ads using Fotolia imagery and QuarkXPress(R) 7 software.

"This contest gives Fotolia members the opportunity to express their most creative abilities, without restriction. As a company that was built on user-generated content, it is only logical that we should look to our users as the creators of our promotional ads as well," said Oleg Tscheltzoff, co-founder and president of Fotolia, LLC. "By partnering with Quark for this contest, we are combining the best in high-quality, royalty-free stock images and the creative power of QuarkXPress 7 to give our users the best tools to create the best ads."

Contestants can submit their advertisements from March 14 through May 9, 2008.

All entries must be designed with QuarkXPress 7 utilizing Fotolia imagery, and must be submitted as high resolution PDF or JPEG files. Further contest details are on the Fotolia blog at contest@fotolia.com. Contestants should submit entries to before May 9, 2008.

The grand prize winner will receive $5000 in cash and a free copy of QuarkXPress 7 software. Additionally, the winner will have the prestige of having his work featured as the next generation Fotolia ad campaign, to be featured in global print publications and online as banner ads.

"We are pleased to work with Fotolia on this contest. Fotolia has amazing images at a good price for high-quality, royalty-free images," said Terry Welty, Quark senior vice president of corporate marketing. "Additionally, with entrants designing in QuarkXPress 7, the industry standard in design software, together we've created the perfect combination for this contest," Welty added.

"Unleash Your Creativity" is open to all Fotolia members. Those interested in the contest can register for a free Fotolia account at www.Fotolia.com http://www.quark.com/products/xpress/evaluate/demos.html . To access a free, 30-day trial version of QuarkXPress 7, visit . Fotolia and Quark will announce the $5000 grand prize winner on May 21, 2008 at the HOW Design Conference in Boston, MA.

About Fotolia

Fotolia is an inclusive, global community in which photographers and designers come together to form a marketplace free from traditional royalties and rights management. Launched in early November 2005, Fotolia's digital image marketplace has acquired over 3,000,000 images in its database and more than 650,000 international members. For more information about the company or to access the Fotolia web site, visit www.fotolia.com .

About Quark

Quark Inc. ( www.quark.com ) provides desktop publishing and dynamic publishing software that help customers design and publish richly designed communications across a broad spectrum of media. Two decades ago, our flagship product -- QuarkXPress(R) -- changed the course of traditional publishing. Today, not only does QuarkXPress continue to innovate in the desktop publishing market -- now Quark is revolutionizing publishing again with Quark Dynamic Publishing Solution, helping customers cost-effectively meet enterprise-scale publishing challenges by extending the benefits of advanced technologies across the publishing process. Denver-based Quark Inc. is privately held.

Quark, the Quark logo and QuarkXPress are trademarks or registered trademarks of Quark, Inc. and its affiliates in the U.S. and/or other countries. All other marks are the property of their respective owners.

Press Contact: Michael Conner Fotolia, LLC P: 541-704-0800 Michael@fotolia.com

CONTACT: Michael Conner of Fotolia, LLC, +1-541-704-0800, Michael@fotolia.com

Web site: http://www.fotolia.com/ http://www.quark.com/