Quark Partners With Studica.com To Promote Student Competition
Online educational arm of XPress reseller collaborates with Denver software publisher to allow students a chance to show their skills using professional tools.
â€œNet Savvyâ€ student design competition features QuarkXPress;
Competition promotes studentsâ€™ skills and use of premier desktop publishing software
(Denver - December 8, 2005 - Quark.com) Quark Inc. announced today that Studica, a division of Torcomp Inc., one of Quarkâ€™s educational resellers, is sponsoring a skills competition for high school, college undergraduate, and graduate students featuring the award-winning QuarkXPress 6.5 software.
Open to qualified students who are enrolled in a secondary or post-secondary full- or part-time education program, the competition will evaluate contestantsâ€™ abilities and skills with and knowledge of desktop publishing using QuarkXPress. Contestants will design a â€œNet Savvyâ€ brochure for first-year students that provides effective Internet research tips. Studica is sponsoring this competition to help stimulate and motivate students and staff to develop their skills in using high-end desktop publishing solutions, such as QuarkXPress.
As part of the competition, teachers are encouraged to make participation in the competition an in-class activity to enhance the studentsâ€™ learning experience and provide them with an opportunity to showcase their talents.
â€œWe are pleased to be working with Quark in order to provide students with the best in desktop publishing software,â€ said Frank Nanfara, president of Torcomp-Studica. â€œBy promoting this competition, we encourage students to improve their design skills as they become even more involved in their creative work, striving to produce innovative projects.â€
â€œActive participation in the educational community enables Quark to support the next generation of designers, offering them the ability to learn and leverage QuarkXPress, the leading design tool for multi-channel publishing,â€ said Cherie Walker, director of channel development and marketing for Quark.
In addition to cash prizes provided by Studica for the top three winners, Quark will give a copy of QuarkXPress 6.5 to each of the top three winners when the competition ends on April 28, 2006. For more information about Quarkâ€™s education programs, visit the Quark Web site at
The Studica Skills Web site (www.studica.com/skills) is an online center where students and schools can compete for prizes and showcase their work using industry-leading software. Studica.com, a division of Torcomp Inc., is an authorized solutions provider for students, teachers, and educational institutions. As one of the top academic resellers in North America, Studica is committed to providing the latest products to students and educators.
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.