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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Wacom Supports ILM Art Department Challenge on ArtStation

Wacom Supports ILM Art Department Challenge on ArtStation

ILM, Wacom and ArtStation team up in a fun, competitive contest to find the next generation of creative talent

PORTLAND, Ore., May 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Wacom, along with Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) and ArtStation, is a proud supporter of the ILM Art Department Challenge, a three-phase "production challenge" that starts on May 18th, and ends on August 1st. Artists from a variety of disciplines including game art, animation, film making, concept art and character design are all welcome to register. The Challenge is geared toward finding exciting new content creators who are eager to prove themselves in a competitive, fun environment. Contestants will be judged at each phase by a select group of ILM Art Directors from around the world. There will be a first, second and third place winner, as well as five people taking home honorable mentions.

"The Art Department Challenge is an opportunity for artists around the world to take their work to a different level," stated David Nakabayashi, Creative Director at ILM. "Our goal is to provide artists with a platform to showcase their talent and an opportunity to work with some of the best art directors in the industry."

"Wacom is delighted to be teaming up with ILM and ArtStation to celebrate the creative process and bring new talent to the surface with a bit of friendly competition," said Ed Neumann, Senior Vice President of Marketing for Wacom's Creative Business Unit. "Virtually every animation and game development studio, large or small, create their digital art and designs with an Intuos pen tablet or Cintiq creative pen display. It's a powerful testament to our ability to bring the very best in pressure-sensitive pen performance, creative control and productivity to the professional studio."

Wacom is offering some great prizes including a Cintiq 27QHD touch with Ergo Stand to the first place winner, a Cintiq Companion 2 for second, a Cintiq 22HD for third and Bamboo Sparks for the five honorable mention winners. Add these to all the wonderful items ILM and ArtStation are also offering and a successful contest is born.

The winners will be announced on September 12th and their work will be viewable on ArtStation. Dubbed, "the home for artists," ArtStation enables artists to showcase their work online, share their portfolios and connect with new opportunities.

About Wacom
Wacom operates in 36 countries in North America, Asia, South America and Europe. Wacom's vision to bring people and technology closer together through natural interface technologies has made it the world's leading manufacturer of creative pen tablets and pen displays as well as digital styli and solutions for saving and processing digital signatures. The advanced technology of Wacom's intuitive input devices has been used to create some of the most award-winning digital art, films, special effects, fashions and designs around the world and provides business and home users with leading interface technology to express their creativity. For more news about the company, visit

About ArtStation
ArtStation is a leading showcase platform for games, film and media and entertainment artists. It enables artists to showcase their portfolios in a slick way, discover and stay inspired, and connect with new opportunities. ArtStation is a division of Ballistiq Digital, a Canadian digital product agency. For more information about ArtStation and Ballistiq, visit and

For further information, please contact:

Douglas A. Little
Wacom Technology Corp.

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