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X-Rite's logo. Click here to visit the X-Rite website! ColorMunki contest winners announced (UPDATED)
(Friday, April 23, 2010 - 16:58 EDT)

X-Rite Inc. has announced the winners in its amusingly named "Show Us Your Munki" contest, which has been underway since October 2009.

X-Rite Inc. has announced the winners in its amusingly named "Show Us Your Munki" contest, which has been underway since October 2009.

In the months since, X-Rite has handed out over US$3,000 in monthly prizes, before today announcing its Grand Prize winner. In addition to his monthly prize, ColorMunki user Tony Pernice won a further $2,500 for his video entitled "Messin' With Color Munki".

You can find the complete winners' list on the Show Us Your Munki website. Congratulations to Tony and all the other winners!

UPDATED 2010-04-30 14;21ET: The official press release has now been added to this item.

Original Source Press Release:

X-Rite Announces Grand Prize Winner in its “Show Us Your Munki™” Video Contest

$2,500 Grand Prize and several monthly $500 cash prizes awarded to the most creative and humorous YouTube video postings incorporating the X-Rite ColorMunki Photo

Elmsford, NY – April 30, 2010 – X-Rite Photo Marketing announces the Grand Prize winner and six monthly winners in its “Show Us Your Munki” video contest. Contest entrant Tony Pernice from New Jersey was chosen by X-Rite as the $2,500 Grand Prize winner for his video entry titled "Messin' With Color Munki". X-Rite is the world leader in color management and measurement technologies.

“Through this YouTube ‘Show Us Your Munki’ video competition, X-Rite asked people to look at the important issue of color management in a light and playful way,” said Mark Rezzonico, Vice President X-Rite Photo Marketing. “Every month we looked forward to the funny and imaginative new video entries incorporating our ColorMunki Photo color control solution. The icing on the cake was finally awarding the Grand Prize to the video entry that made us not only laugh the most but also showed viewers the lighter fun side of color management when using a ColorMunki Photo.”

Beginning in October 2009 and running through March 2010, X-Rite invited everyone to create an amusing video with the X-Rite ColorMunki as a prominent character and submit it on the X-Rite YouTube channel, offering monthly prizes for the most viewed videos as well as a “bad bananas” nod to the worst. All monthly winners were eligible for the grand prize of $2,500 USD. All winning entries can be viewed at www.showusyourmunki.com/winners.html .

The final $500 monthly winners (those with the most views each month on YouTube) are:

October - “Colormunki - Silly Humans” by Mike McKenzie.
November - “Messin’ With Color Munki” by Tony Pernice.
December – "Cat Munki” by Joel Vaillancourt.
January - “ColorMunki” by Bernard Brzezinski.
February - “The Theory of the Evolution of Color Management by Chuck Darwin” by John Nordell.
March – “ColorMunki Threesome” by Colin Pattison.

About ColorMunki Photo
X-Rite’s award-winning ColorMunki Photo is a completely integrated color control solution to calibrate displays, projectors and printers so photographers can get accurate screen to print color matching every time. Combined with ColorMunki’s included creation and communication tools users have unparalleled control for perfect colors on screen and in print every time.

ColorMunki Photo is the industry's hottest all-in-one color solution that delivers unparalleled color control and color creation tools for digital photo workflows. The included powerful, self-guided software offers two modes: easy and advanced. Users select “match my printer to my display” and they’ll be completely guided through the profiling process for both their display and their printer. Or they can easily jump right to display, projector or printer profiling. The all-in-one spectrophotometer is the only device needed.

For more information about the ColorMunki Photo visit http://www.xritephoto.com and click on “Products” tab.

About X-Rite
X-Rite is the global leader in color science and technology. The company, which includes color industry leader PANTONE Inc., develops, manufactures, markets and supports innovative color solutions through measurement systems, software, color standards and services.

For more information regarding this program, visit www.XritePhoto.com. For X-Rite corporate information visit www.xrite.com.

The X-Rite ColorMunki Photo is distributed by Elmsford, NY-based MAC Group www.MACgroupUS.com.

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