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Kingston Announces Australian Resident as Grand Prize Winner for HyperX Girl Design Contest Amateur Group

  • 11 June, 2008 16:00

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Sydney Australia – (June 11, 2008) – Kingston Technology Company,
Inc., the world leader in memory products, has announced the winners of their
widely popular HyperX Girl Design Contest, a contest for both amateur and professional
character designers to create the perfect character model for HyperX memory modules.
Australia’s own Adam Potter has won the Amateur Group for his original design
of the a woman with a cyborg arm titled only as “Upgrade”<br/>
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It was a tough competition with total prizes reaching US$19,000 and entries coming
from Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New
Zealand, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam and other countries in the Asia
Pacific region. Judging the designers’ works was done through a panel of
Kingston management combined with an online voting system. The voting session
was carried out from May 5th to 20th, 2008. <br/>
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Mr. Potter submitted his “Upgrade” design in the Amateurs Group which
called upon individuals who are interested in character design in either hand-drawn
or computer generated imagery. Designs submitted were judged based on Visual presentation,
Creativity and Relatedness to contest theme.<br/>
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Mr. Potter explains in detail his design: “I figured that since HyperX is
a breakthrough in memory technology, it opens new doors to applications and technology
that wasn't possible before. In this case, a character that is half human half
robot and only Kingston can deliver her hybrid requirements.” Mr. Potter
further states: “I’d like to thank Kingston for creating this contest,
to let both professional and amateur entries have a chance at designing something
for them. Also I would like to thank everyone that voted for my entry and everyone
at Kingston that took an interest in my work. Lastly I’d like to thank my
friends, work colleagues and family for their support.”<br/>
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Adam Potter, from the city of Adelaide, works as a Printed Circuit Board designer,
technician and software coder and occasionally works on promotional for customers.
He won the Amateur Group Grand prize of US$1000 in cash and US$200 in Kingston
products. His “Upgrade” model was showcased in Computex Taipei, one
of the largest technology and electronics exhibitions in the world running from
June 3-7 2008. <br/>
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“Kingston is very delighted of the amazing responses we received from the
design contest and see the passion of such creative minds submitting their works
for Kingston and for the voting public” explains Vaughan Nankivell, Kingston
Regional Manger - Australia New Zealand “Kingston is also proud of being
part in getting the best from our Australian winner and allowing Adam to express
his passion for technology and design. We are definitely looking into more contests
in the coming future.”<br/>
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For more information on the HyperX Girl Design Contest, please visit http://www.hyperxgirl.com<br/>
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For more detailed information on Kingston HyperX series products, please visit
the Kingston Web site at www.kingston.com/anz<br/>
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About Kingston Technology Company, Inc.<br/>
Kingston Technology Company, Inc. is the world’s largest independent manufacturer
of memory products. Kingston designs, manufactures and distributes memory products
for desktops, laptops, servers, printers, and Flash memory products for PDAs,
mobile phones, digital cameras, and MP3 players. Through its global network of
subsidiaries and affiliates, Kingston has manufacturing facilities in California,
Taiwan, China, Malaysia and sales representatives in the United States, Taiwan,
China, India, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, Russia, Turkey, and Latin America.
For more information, please visit: www.kingston.com/anz<br/>
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Kingston and the Kingston logo are registered trademarks of Kingston Technology
Corporation. All rights reserved. All other marks may be the property of their
respective titleholders.<br/>
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PR CONTACT<br/>
Renato Catalan<br/>
Gap Marketing and Management Pty Ltd<br/>
Website: www.gapmarketing.com.au<br/>
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