Corel’s Quest for the Best Challenge

The Calm Before the Storm‘, SciFi Art Now contributor John Malcolm’s entry for Corel’s contest.

Illustrators in North America, the UK and Germany still lhave time to both enter software maker Corel’s Quest for the Best Creativity Challenge.

The challenge is part of the company’s 25th aniversary celebrations: their way of saying thank you to all of their customers, partners and employees who have helped them grow from a tiny startup in Ottawa, Canada, to a global software company with customers on virtually every continent.

The Quest for the Best Creativity Challenge is offering over $25,000 in prizes in a search for the next great digital artists. Entrants, whose work is initially judged by popular, registered vote and then by a panel of professional judges, could win the ultimate design studio (valued at $9,500 US), a Nikon D700 SLR camera, a Wacom Cintiq tablet, an iPad, a Flip UltraHD Camcorder or other great prizes.

Current entrants include ace artist and SciFi Art Now contributor John Malcolm, whose ‘Calm Before the Storm‘ is a fun piece of fantasy art.

Corel are posting a regularly updated ‘Most Liked Overall‘ gallery on the contest web site, as well as daily favourites and most recent entries.

Artists should simply enter your best illustration, painting or image made with Corel software before 31st August 2010 for a chance to win. Anyone who wants to vote for their favourite art in the competition needs to register on the site – and anyone eligible to vote is in with the chance to win for a chance to win one of 10 HP Mini Netbooks.

The contest is open to residents of the United States, Canada (excluding the province of Quebec), the United Kingdom and Germany only.

• Visit for full contest details

The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Explorer (previously known as Star Trek Magazine) and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of "Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies" for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.

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