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ATI's logo. Click here to visit the ATI website! ATI announces photo contest
(Thursday, August 25, 2005 - 16:06 EDT)

A new photo contest launched by ATI Technologies Inc. offers photographers aged 13 or older the chance to win digital imaging products valued in the thousands of dollars, a press release from the company announces.

From now through September 23rd, entries are being accepted on ATI's website, with five categories available: People, Humor, Nature, Animals, and Other. You can enter one photo in each category, and the photos entered for each category must be different from each other. The press release suggests that music videos are also eligible for the contest, although curiously the official rules make no mention of this, and state that only jpeg, gif, or bmp files of 5MB or less are accepted.

Note that by entering, you are agreeing to transfer all rights (including copyright) in your entries to ATI, regardless of whether you win or not. Up to ten photos will be chosen in each category by five celebrity judges in the first round of judging, considering only photo quality and creativity. A second round of judging will eliminate all but the top three photos, and will also consider relevancy to the category topic, and composition. Finally, the third round of judging will be held online, from the 7th November to the 2nd of December, selecting a First and two Second prize winners in each category, and an overall Grand prize winner.

Ten first prize winners will received a Kodak EasyShare Z7590 Digital Camera and a copy of Adobe Photoshop Elements. Five first prize winners will receive the same prize, plus a Dell Photo Printer 540, two Dell print packs, a Sandisk 1GB Compact Flash Memory Card, and a Kodak EasyShare Picture Viewer. Finally, the Grand Prize winner will receive a first-plae prize, plus a Dell Dimensions XPS Gen 5 desktop computer, a Canon Optura Xi Digital Video camera, an Adaptec DVpics Plus Video Kit, a Dell Ultra Sharp 24" Flat Panel, and five more Dell print packs.

In addition, if you vote for one of the semi-finalists, you'll be entered into a sweepstakes, in which one person will win a Dell Dimension XPS Gen 5 Desktop, a Dell W4200HD Plasma TV, a JVC TH-C3 DVD Home Theater System and Belkin Audio Cable, and a copy of Adobe Photoshop Elements.

More details can be found on the official contest website.

Original Source Press Release:

ATI Launches Snap! Share! Win! Photo Contest

Entrants will compete for more than $15,000 in prizes

MARKHAM, Ontario--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 25, 2005-- ATI Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ:ATYT) (TSX:ATY) is inviting photographers 13 years of age or older from across North America to showcase their talent and compete for the ultimate digital imaging system and other great prizes in ATI's new Snap! Share! Win! photo contest.

Photographers of every skill level can enter the Snap! Share! Win! contest. Fifteen semifinalists will be chosen by a panel of five celebrity judges, including photography and digital imaging pros like U.S. rock music photographer Catherine Carter, Vanity Fair, Vogue and Elle fashion shooter Robert Maxwell, and the director of photography for the hit TV shows Survivor and The Apprentice, Jim Harrington.

Semifinal judging by the celebrity panel will lead to a final round of judging in which the best 15 photos are posted on the Snap! Share! Win! Web site for viewing and final voting by the public in an American Idol-style showdown of top talent. There will be one Grand Prize Winner, five category winners and 10 category runners-up.

The grand prize for the contest is a $5,000 digital imaging system featuring a Kodak EasyShare™ digital camera and photo printer, a Dell™ XPS Gen 5 PC with 24" flat panel display, a Canon Optura digital video camera and Adobe® Photoshop® Elements imaging software.

Contest runners-up will have a chance to take home digital photography products from Kodak, Dell, Adobe and ATI worth a total of $10,000. The contest is open to entries until September 23, 2005, and final winners will be announced December 5, 2005.

"Digital photography continues to soar in popularity and at ATI Technologies we are really excited about giving people this opportunity to share their best digital images with the world," said Rick Bergman, Senior Vice President and General Manager, PC Business Unit, ATI Technologies Inc. "The best images in the Snap! Share! Win! photo contest will be judged by industry pros and lead to a great showdown to choose our final winners by public voting."

Snap! Share! Win! contestants can enter their photos in one of five categories: People, Humor, Nature, Animals, and Other. Music videos are also eligible and complete contest details are available online at www.ati.com/snapsharewin.

About ATI Technologies
ATI Technologies Inc. is the world leader in the design and manufacture of innovative 3D graphics and digital media silicon solutions. An industry pioneer since 1985, ATI is the world's foremost graphics processing unit (GPU) provider and is dedicated to delivering leading-edge performance solutions for the full range of PC and Mac desktop and notebook platforms, workstation, set-top and digital television, game console and handheld device markets. With 2004 revenues of approximately US $2 billion, ATI has more than 2,700 employees in the Americas, Europe and Asia. ATI common shares trade on NASDAQ (ATYT) and the Toronto Stock Exchange (ATY).

Copyright 2005 ATI Technologies Inc. All rights reserved. ATI and ATI product and product feature names are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of ATI Technologies Inc. All other company and product names are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective owners. Contest and/or contest rules are subject to change without notice.

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