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 OTTAWA, Ontario, Aug. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Corel Corporation (NASDAQ-NMS: COSFF), developers of the world's leading PC graphics software, officially launched today the 1994 CorelDRAW $1,000,000 World Design Contest. Now in its fifth year, the contest is a forum for CorelDRAW artists worldwide to compete for prizes and publicity valued at over $1,000,000.
 "Each year, we witness new trends in computer graphics that elevate the design contest to new heights," said Dr. Michael Cowpland, president and CEO of Corel Corporation. "The recent release of CorelDRAW 4 will provide our users even more versatility than previously possible. Our users will be able to combine powerful new features from CorelDRAW's vector illustration and image editing modules, to produce some of the most exciting and innovative designs ever."
 The 1994 CorelDRAW Design Contest features nine design categories, including the two most recent introductions: Animation, for the most innovative use of CorelMOVE, a new module introduced with CorelDRAW 4; and the Goodwill Poster category, for images that represent one of six charitable organizations supported by Corel. The grand prize winner from the Animation category will not be eligible to compete for the "Best of Show" award. The grand prize winner from the Goodwill Poster category will be eligible to compete for the "Best of Show" award.
 Finalists will be selected on a monthly basis from each of the following seven categories:
 -- People, Plants, Animals
 -- Landscapes, Landmarks, Abstracts
 -- Product Illustrations (vehicles, computers, industrial)
 -- Technical Drawing & Graphs (schematics, plans, maps,
 architectural drawings, medical and electrical drawings,
 CAD-like drawings, charts, pictographs, bar graphs, etc.)
 -- Page Layout & Design (ads, brochures, forms, reports)
 -- Corporate Identification (stationary, logos, mastheads)
 -- Specialty & Leisure (T-shirts, signage, menus, keychains,
 mugs, certificates, greeting cards, invitations)
 Prompted by an increase in designs that depict global issues, Corel has introduced a new assistance program for charitable organizations. Complementing a similar program implemented at the launch of CorelDRAW 4 last May, Corel will donate $5 on behalf of each entrant to one of the following six international charities:
 -- Amnesty International
 -- Friends of the Earth International
 -- International Red Cross
 -- B'nai B'rith
 -- American Foundation for Aids Research
 The Goodwill category will feature six sub-categories -- one for each charitable organization Corel supports. Corel will award prizes to the best design of each sub-category. The best overall design from the Goodwill Posters category will be awarded the grand prize "Best of Goodwill" award. The winner of this award will be eligible for the "Best of Show" prize.
 An annual winner will also be selected from the Animation category for best use of actors, props and sound, but will not eligible to compete for the "Best of Show" award.
 All finalists will receive a round-trip air-fare and accommodation package to attend the final judging at the Awards Night Gala, in May 1994. Held at the National Gallery in Ottawa, Canada, the evening will culminate with the announcement of the grand prize and "Best of Show."
 In addition to an extensive promotional campaign, Corel will award the 1994 "Best of Show" winner a $100,000 prize package that includes a Xerox MajestiK Color Series printer (valued at $75,000 U.S.), and $25,000 cash.
 Similar to previous years, Corel will publish the designs from the 1994 design contest in ArtShow 5, a full-color coffee-table book and companion multimedia CD-ROM. ArtShow 4, a collection of over 3,300 designs from the 1993 design contest, is scheduled for release in October 1993, and carries a suggested list price of $49.95 U.S. and $59.95 CDN. ArtShow books from the 1991 and 1992 World Design Contests are available for $29.95 U.S. and $34.95 CDN. To date, the ArtShow series has sold over 50,000 copies worldwide.
 Released in May 1993, CorelDRAW 4 is the most recent release of Corel's award-winning PC graphics software. In a single package, CorelDRAW 4 combines powerful programs for vector illustration, bitmap editing and photo-retouching, animation, charting, and presentation designs.
 Incorporated in 1985, Corel Corporation is recognized internationally as an award-winning developer and marketer of PC graphics and SCSI software. CorelDRAW (TM), Corel's industry-leading graphics software is available in 14 languages and has to date won over 100 international awards from major trade publications. Corel ships its products through a network of more than 100 distributors in 60 countries worldwide. Corel is traded on The Toronto Stock Exchange (symbol: COS) and the NASDAQ - National Market System (symbol: COSFF).
 Corel is a registered trademark of Corel Corporation.
 CorelDRAW and CorelSCSI are trademarks of Corel Corporation.
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 /CONTACT: Janie Sullivan, media relations assistant of Corel Corporation, 613-728-8200, ext. 1672/

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