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Roland DG is inviting its worldwide customers to participate in its first ever global competition to celebrate 30 years in the printing industry.

Designed to recognise the amazing things that Roland DG customers create every single day, the competition will reach some of the most exciting industries across the world from sign-making to fine art, jewellery to giftware, engraving to product design, textiles to 3D prototyping , dentistry to the photography market and everywhere in-between.

“Roland DG customers are incredible. We owe our success to our loyal customers and are really excited about the opportunity to share their creative achievements with the world through the Roland DG Creative Awards,” said Gillian Montanaro, Head of Marketing, Roland DG (UK) Ltd. “Thirty years is a true milestone and during this time our customers have produced some of the most unbelievable work.”

The Roland Creative Awards opens today, Wednesday 21 September, and is open to all users of Roland equipment across the globe. All entries will be showcased live online at www.rolandcreativeawards.com where anyone, Roland user or not, can participate by voting for their favourite entry to determine the monthly People’s Choice winner.

For the major prizes, official judges will select winners based on Creativity, Innovation and Execution in each of the 14 regions, representing 123 countries worldwide. Prizes awarded include:

  • Monthly People’s Choice Awards – One top entry, voted for by the public in each month (September/October, November and December) will be awarded a Canon SX230 SH digital camera.
  • Honourable Mention Awards – Two Honourable Mention winners will each win an Apple iPad2 and Roland RH200S headphones.
  • Regional Winner: One winner from the UK, Ireland or Gibraltar will receive a trip for two people to Japan to celebrate 30 years with Roland DG and compete for the global grand prize in April 2012.
  • Worldwide Grand Prize – The competition’s top entrant worldwide will win his or her choice of a Roland machine -- a VersaCAMM VS series 42”printer/cutter, an EGX-360 gift engraver, a JWX-30 jewellery model maker or an MDX-40A milling machine.

To participate in the ROLAND CREATIVE AWARDS, Roland customers must submit entries online before 31 December 2011.  For more information visit www.rolandcreativeawards.com.