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Roland DG Celebrates 30th Anniversary with the 2011 CREATIVE AWARDS


Hamamatsu, Japan, September 21, 2011  To celebrate the company's 30th anniversary, Roland DG is inviting customers worldwide to participate in its first ever global awards contest.

"We owe our success to our loyal customers and are excited about the opportunity to share their creative achievements with the world through the Roland DG Creative Awards," said Kevin Shigenoya, executive officer and general manager, Roland DG Product Marketing Department. "Thirty years is a true milestone and during this time our customers have produced some amazing creative work."

The 2011 ROLAND CREATIVE AWARDS are open from September 21, 2011 through December 31, 2011 to all users*1 of Roland equipment across the globe. All entries will be showcased live online at 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 per region will be selected each month (September/October, November and December), with prizes varying by region.
- Honourable Mention Awards - Two honourable mention winners will be named in each region with prizes varying by region.
- Regional Winner: One regional winner will receive an all-expenses-paid trip for 2 to Japan*2 to celebrate 30 years with Roland DG and compete for the global grand prize in April 2012.
- Worldwide Grand Prize - The contest'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 jewelry model maker or an MDX-40A milling machine.*3

To participate in the ROLAND CREATIVE AWARDS, Roland customers must submit entries online by December 31, 2011.

*1 The contest is not open for some regions or countries.
*2 Trip to Japan includes: Roundtrip airfares, 4 nights accommodation (3 star or similar), transfers, meals and sightseeing for the regional winner and his/her guest.
*3 Prize for the Worldwide Grand Prize may be substituted with an alternative if restricted by the winner's region/country's laws.

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