To celebrate Roland DG Corporation’s 30th anniversary, the worldwide company launched the Roland Creative Awards in September 2011. The goal was to bring together the international Roland community and showcase the best work from businesses utilizing the company’s vast selection of equipment.
“The Roland Creative Awards contest is both a celebration of our 30th anniversary and a great tribute to our founder’s exceptional creativity and innovation. We are honored that hundreds of Roland professionals from around the world shared their work with us, resulting in more than 1,100 entries,” shares Dave Goward, president/CEO, Roland DGA Corporation.
The contest was open for submission until January 29, 2012. Entries included signage, banners, vehicle wraps, personalized accessories, jewelry designs, and decorated apparel. Over 75 prizes were awarded worldwide in each geographical region. The final judging for the grand prize—a Roland device of the winner’s choice—took place at Roland worldwide headquarters in Hamamatsu, Japan. At press time, the grand prize winner was not announced, but check back in the June issue of Digital Output for more information.
North American Contest Winners
Gamut Media of Brea, CA is the North American regional winner. The printer won with a submission of a floor-to-ceiling mural for Los Angeles, CA restaurant Saladish. The mural was printed on a Roland VersaCAMM SP-540V 54-inch printer/cutter.
Two honorable mention award winners for the North American region were also announced. AC Golden Design of Los Angeles, CA milled a pendant with a Roland MDX-40A 3D mill. The piece, named “Bonsey Pendant,” was modeled in Rhino software, cast in bronze, and plated in gold and silver.