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AIGA Reno/Tahoe presents area’s first ‘Pixels of Fury’ tournament

By ThisIsReno

aiga(Reno, Nev.)-AIGA Reno/Tahoe, the professional association for design, with official Sponsor for Creative Inspiration,Shutterstock images will host ‘Pixels of Fury’- a tournament for local graphic designers on Thursday November 14, 2013beginning at 5:30 p.m. at Reno Collective.

For its inaugural year, the ‘Pixels of Fury’ tournament will be comprised of designers from various backgrounds who will “duke it out” in front of a live audience for the chance to win the coveted “Furious Pixel” trophy, a three-month subscription to Shutterstock and a $100 gift card to the Apple Store. The local designers will be given a topic of interest and have 20 minutes per round to produce a poster using images from the Shutterstock collection and a computer. The winners will be selected bycrowd sourced text-in votes and will also be judged by local design influencers, Evelyin Ventreck and Mike Cowan. Spectators will also enjoy a live DJ, bar and food provided by Imperial Bar.

“This is an exciting opportunity for us to pioneer a fun and interactive graphic design event in our area with the help of Shutterstock,” said Reno Tahoe AIGA president Tyler St. Pierre. “Pixels of Fury is an exciting way for designers to showcase their talent, earn some bragging rights and bring the community together in a unique way.”

For those interested in competing in the Pixels of Fury event, it’s not too late!  To be considered as a contestant email a link to a Behance portfolio page to [email protected] Entry is free, but space is extremely limited. Creative Directors can also nominate a designer from their staff.  Deadline for submission is October 31, 2013.

For those looking to attend as spectators, tickets can be purchased by visiting- http://pixelsoffuryreno.eventbrite.com/.

Pixels of Fury will be made possible by the following sponsors: Reno Type, Reno Collective, Abbi PR, Ad 2, Mac-O-Rama, Imperial, EDAWN and Noble studios.

For more information about the Pixels of Fury event or the AIGA Reno/Tahoe chapter, visit http://renotahoe.aiga.org/.

About AIGA

AIGA, the professional association for design, believes designers serve a critical role as communicators, educators and innovators.AIGA sets the national agenda for the role of design in economic, social, political, cultural and creative contexts. Our mission is to advance designing as a professional craft, strategic tool and vital cultural force.

Founded in 1914, AIGA remains the oldest and largest professional membership organization for design with over 66 chapters and 22,000 members and is a nonprofit, 501©(3) educational institution.