| Avatech Solutions Announces Winners of ‘Render Us Speechless’ Contest
Over $5,000 in Prizes Awarded to Winners in Manufacturing, Civil, Architecture and Wild Card Categories
BALTIMORE, MD – January 11, 2010 – America’s leading professional services company for design and engineering technologies, Avatech Solutions, today announces the winners of the Render Us Speechless contest.
Avatech selected 45 finalists from hundreds of entries submitted by designers who use Autodesk 2D and 3D design, engineering and entertainment software. During Autodesk University, these 45 finalists were showcased in a video and industry peers cast their votes for their favorite rendering. The four submissions in each category that received the most votes at Autodesk University were then given to a panel of Avatech experts who made the final winning selections. First place winners in each category are:
- Architecture: Ryan Tow, Yung Design Group
- Civil: Randy Burton, Parsons Brinckerhoff
- Manufacturing: Thomas Balaguer, Academy of Art University
- Wild Card: Jogi Nomura, Raytrace Studio
Over $5,000 dollars in prizes was awarded to designers with the most photorealistic renderings. A first place, second place and third place prize were awarded in each of the three categories: Architecture/Building, Civil/Mapping/GIS, Manufacturing/Mechanical, and Design and a Wild Card award was given to one designer.
Winning renderings in each category may be viewed on the Avatech website at http://www.avatech.com/renderingcontest. Photorealism, degree of difficulty, aesthetics, and technical skill were the primary judging criteria. To view a two minute video of the 45 finalists, please visit Avatech’s YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/user/avatechsolutions.
“Our expectations for quality submissions are high, but each year we are delighted to review stunning submissions that consistently raise the bar,” says Larry Rychlak, President & CFO, Avatech Solutions. “The number and quality of entries reflects the advanced state of visualization software and the increased use of design visualization by firms wanting to win more business, faster.”
For more information, please visit http://www.avatech.com/renderingcontest.
About Avatech Solutions
Avatech Solutions, Inc. (OTCBB: AVSO) is America’s leading professional services company for design and engineering technologies. Avatech was the Autodesk award winner for top visualization software sales growth in 2008. Avatech advances the way organizations design, develop, and manage building, infrastructure, and manufacturing projects. Fortune 500 and Engineering News Record's Top 100 companies work with Avatech to gain a competitive advantage through technology consulting, implementation, training, and support services. One of the world’s largest integrators of Autodesk software, Avatech designs systems that accelerate innovation while improving quality and profitability. For more information, please visit www.avatech.com.