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Corbis Launches New Photography Award

in Partnership with Golden Drum Festival

“Corbis Award for Creative Photography” to Recognize Photography in Print, Online, Promotion, Direct Mailing, Packaging and Outdoor Campaigns

LONDON (August 7, 2007) Corbis, a creative resource for advertising, marketing and media professionals, today announced the call for entries for a new award in partnership with the Golden Drum Festival called the “Corbis Award for Creative Photography” to honor the best photography created for advertising and promotions in 2006 and 2007. This is the second consecutive year that Corbis is sponsoring the Golden Drum Festival, the European advertising conference that will take place October 14 – 19 in Portoroz, Slovenia.

The award competition will recognize print and online advertising, direct mailing, packaging and outdoor display, and is open to any agency or individual worldwide, as long as the campaign was created for use in Europe. Unpublished work will also be accepted. There is no submissions fee, and the deadline for entry is August 31, 2007 at www.goldendrum.com/competition/corbis.

The work of those on the shortlist for the award will be featured in the Minorit monastery in the neighboring town of Piran during the festival, and the winning entrant will receive an award of €5,000 to be announced during the week.

“In rewarding the value of the medium of photography, this award recognizes something that European creatives have informally done for a long time as they unite their creative spirits towards a common goal of creating great work,” said Jure Apih, President, Golden Drum. “This award seamlessly fits into Golden Drum, and it’s great to partner with Corbis to enrich the festival further.”

The works will be judged on their creativity and artistic values by an international jury including:
· Boris Balant, Creative Director, Luks: Ljubljana
· Cristiano Bottino, Creative Director, Studio FM Milano
· Iwona Kluszczynska, Creative Director, McCann Erickson, Warsaw
· Slavimir Stojanović, Creative Director, Futro, Belgrade
· Siri Vorbeck, EMEA Creative Director, Corbis UK

“The high caliber of creative work being done in this rapidly growing market is impressive and deserves wide recognition,” said Siri Vorbeck, Creative Director, EMEA, for Corbis. “Corbis is proud to formally honor this work and to serve as a creative partner to talented professionals across Europe.”

More than 1,800 creative professionals and executives from across Southern and Eastern Europe are scheduled to attend the five-day festival, now in its 14th year. Activities will include workshops, exhibitions and seminars led by industry leaders including Ross Sutherland, Chief Creative Officer at Corbis, who will serve as a speaker at the creative academy.

For more information on the Corbis Award for Creative Photography and the Golden Drum Festival go to //www.goldendrum.com/competition/corbis.

Corbis is a creative resource for advertising, marketing and media professionals worldwide, helping to bring creative work to life with the highest quality photography, footage and rights services. Corbis offers a preeminent collection of more than 100 million creative, entertainment and historic images, a comprehensive footage library, the world’s deepest rights and clearances expertise and an award-winning media management solution, as well as empowering SnapVillage, an innovative microstock web site. Based in Seattle, Corbis serves more than 50 countries worldwide. For more information, visit www.corbis.com.

London, 8.08.2007

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