Quark Announces Winner in Art Insititutes Contest

Winner declared in contest amongst AI students across the nation; will get seen at Macworld San Francisco

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Press Release:

DENVER – December 21, 2005 – (Quark.com) Quark Inc. announced today the results of the graphic design competition it sponsored for students attending The Art Institutes system of schools. The competition, sponsored by Quark for the first time, was an exciting opportunity for students to showcase their creative ideas and designs by using QuarkXPress to produce an education marketing campaign.

Because it is the software vendor of choice for The Art Institutes system, Quark sponsored a competition for graphic design students. Continuing its commitment to the premier education partner and leader, Quark designed this competition to help motivate and teach students how to succeed in the design industry using the award-winning QuarkXPress software.

The grand prize winner, Radhi Jangla from The Art Institute of Atlanta campus, will receive a trip to the Macworld Expo 2006 in San Francisco with an opportunity to present her materials to attendees at Quark”™s booth (#2007), a free copy of QuarkXPress 6.5, and a free upgrade to version 7 after its release.

“We are thrilled that Quark sponsored this exciting competition for our students,” said Rich Moore, vice president of Academic Technologies for Education Management Corporation, the parent company of The Art Institutes. “By further engaging our students in learning more about the software, this competition gives the students an opportunity to explore the features of QuarkXPress and use it in a real-life design environment.”

“The students who participated in the competition represent the designers of tomorrow,” said Linda Chase, interim president of Quark. “All of the entries were extremely professional and showed a great amount of creativity and hard work. We look forward to sponsoring more of these competitions to showcase these future designers”™ work.”

The competition was open for three months and judged by five professionals from the printing, advertising, and graphic arts industries. Bryce Licht of The Art Institute of California-Santa Monica came in second place, and Christoper Ross Sutton of The Art Institute of Las Vegas won third place. Both participants were awarded a free copy of QuarkXPress 6.5 and a free upgrade to version 7.

About Quark

Quark Inc. (www.quark.com) is an industry leader and the only software company providing multi-channel communication and commerce management software solutions that are transforming the business of creative communications. Quark has provided award-winning software for professional publishers since its flagship product, QuarkXPress, changed the course of traditional publishing. Founded in 1981, Denver-based Quark Inc. is privately held.

About The Art Institutes

The Art Institutes (www.artinstitutes.edu), a leading educator with 31 institutions located throughout North America, provides an important source of design, media arts, fashion, and culinary professionals. The parent company of The Art Institutes, Education Management Corporation (www.edmc.com), is among the largest providers of private post-secondary education in North America, based on student enrollment and revenue. Student enrollment exceeded 72,000 as of the fall of 2005. Education Management Corporation has 71 primary campus locations in 24 states and two Canadian provinces. Education Management

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5 Responses

  1. Bikram says:

    Poor students !!! Guess they didn’t realize that Quark traps IP addresses under the guise of activating their software. It is WORSE THAN BUSH !!!!!! Secretly trapping locations and IP addresses of Quark users worldwide thinly disguised as activation policy, Quark is storing all the IP addresses of their users and using that data to track. There is no mention of this on their website which blatantly claims that “Activation is anonymous ” !$$%^$! Did the poor students not know about big brother Quark or were they just stupid.

  2. es says:

    I’m no Quark apologist but do you have a URL or more information to back up these claims. Doesn’t Adobe also require activation for their products as well?

  3. Activation of Adobe products began with CS1 on the Wintel (Photoshop was the first product, IIRC) and made it ito the Mac platform with CS2.

  4. hunter says:

    >Quark designed this competition to help motivate and teach students how to succeed in the design industry

  5. Jim Oblak says:

    Hey Bikram, your IP address was logged on this site before you even began typing your silliness. Get over this IP address logging business. You are doing more to identify yourself as a Quark user than any secret logging that Quark could do.