Feb 7, 2006

Digital Canvas Award Winners Announced

The National Association of Photoshop Professionals Announces Winners of First Annual Worldwide Adobe Photoshop Competition

Press Release: The National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP) today announced the winners of the Digital Canvas Awards — its first international competition for users of Adobe Photoshop software.

After receiving nearly 600 entries from around the world, NAPP judges selected “The Day I Looked Up to the Sky and Saw Mucha’s Stars” by Amiel Lita Lapuebla of Las Pinas, Philippines as the Best of Show. Lapuebla receives a five-day trip to Paris, France for two where he’ll create a future magazine cover for Photoshop User, the official publication of NAPP.

Other winners include Michael Moreau, Jr. — Advertising Design; Ciro Marchetti — Artistic Design; Jonathan Steelandt — Composites and Collage; Dan Peterson — General Photography ; Paul Lang — Illustration; Stephen Peacock — Landscape and Travel; John Steele — Photo Restoration; Phil Scarsbrook — Photo Retouching; Adam Daniels – Wedding and Portrait and Matt Pavel in Student Work. Each winner receives a $2,500 award package that includes gifts from Wacom , Adobe, Peachpit Press, and ColorVision. Plus, their work will be showcased in a special issue of Photoshop User magazine. Additionally, all winners are special guests of NAPP at the upcoming Adobe-sponsored Photoshop World Conference & Expo in Miami on March 22-24, 2006.

“We were delighted to see entries from around the globe,” said NAPP Director , Larry Becker. “It’s amazing to see such a far-reaching Photoshop community and such incredible talent.”

A complete list of winners and their submissions can be viewed at

About the National Association of Photoshop Professionals:
The National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP) is an accredited, dynamic trade association and the world’s leading resource for Adobe® Photoshop ® training, news, and education. An award-winning team of Photoshop experts, authors, consultants, and trainers lead the association keeping its members on the cutting edge of Adobe Photoshop techniques and technology. With more than 47,000 members in 106 countries, NAPP is the largest graphics and digital imaging association worldwide.

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