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DIMA's logo. Click here to visit the DIMA website! PRESS RELEASE: 2010 DIMA Innovative Digital Product Award competition now accepting entries

JACKSON, Mich. – Entries are now being accepted for the 2010 Digital Imaging Marketing Association® (DIMA®) Innovative Digital Product Awards, which will be presented Saturday, February 20, at the PMA Sneak Peek 2010 press event, taking place at the Anaheim Convention Center in Southern California. The DIMA Innovative Digital Product Awards recognize products or services utilizing new technologies and/or applications making the product either distinct or the first of its kind.

To qualify for the DIMA Innovative Digital Product Award, the product or service must be available within 90 days of the PMA 2010 International Convention and Trade Show, Feb. 21-23, 2010; the company must be an exhibitor (includes Technology Suites exhibitors) at PMA 2010. Those products and services not slated for release within 90 days are eligible for the 2010 DIMA Vision Award that otherwise has the same criteria. PMA 2010 exhibitors can submit entries and digital photos for their products/services by January 8, 2010, to allow a panel of industry press to evaluate the products and services for the DIMA Innovative Digital Product Awards. All entries will be evaluated based on the following questions:

  1. Why is this product/service considered innovative?

  2. What sets this product/service apart from its competitors?

  3. How does this product/service benefit its user?

Company winners in the 2009 DIMA Innovative Digital Product Award competition were Delkin Devices (Fat Gecko camera mount); Foolography (Unleashed tether); Fujifilm U.S.A. Inc. (FinePix F200EXR digital camera); Hewlett-Packard Co. (iPrint Photo and HP Photo Center 4.0); HiTi Digital Inc. (Wireless Foto Transmitter WFT510); Lucidiom Inc. (APM 7.0, EQ Coordinated Social Expression Products and Services, and EQ Scene Me); MGI USA Inc. (Meteor DP20); Pandigital (PhotoLink Scanner); RocketLife LLC (RocketLife Mobile and RocketLife Touch); Samsung Electronics America (HMX-H106 camcorder); Unibind (Photos N Sounds); and Xerox Corp. (700 Digital Color Press).

Company winners in the 2009 DIMA Vision Award competition were DNP Photo Imaging America Corp. (TomoMT photo printing application) and Noritsu America Corp. (D502 Duplex Inkjet Printer).

For more information on the DIMA Innovative Digital Product Awards or to enter, visit this webpage.

Major PMA events coming soon:
Southern California Photo Expo, Feb. 20, 2010, Anaheim, Calif.
PMA 2010 International Convention and Trade Show, Feb. 21-23, 2010, Anaheim, Calif.

PMA Australia 2010 Digital Life Expo
(formerly PMA Australia 2010 Imaging Technology Show), June 3-6, 2010, Melbourne, Australia

For more information on PMA events, visit the PMA home page.

About PMA – The Worldwide Community of Imaging Associations
As a professional trade association, PMA® helps the worldwide photo imaging community achieve business success and adapt to new technologies. Its commitment to members in 100-plus countries is part of an 85-year legacy that connects business owners to a network of knowledge and support. PMA furthers this purpose through the development of educational programs, marketing research, publications, and trade shows. As a not-for-profit organization, any success PMA achieves in its endeavors directly benefits the industry, providing the means to continually develop services and activities for members.

(First posted on Tuesday, November 17, 2009 at 15:19 EST)

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