Digital Design Tournament 2009: Cut&Paste Launches First-Ever Live 3D Design and Motion Graphics Competitions to Global Audience

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In its Second Global Tour, the Tournament will Span 16 Cities Worldwide and Introduce New Dimensions to its Signature Live Design Competition

It's my hope that our audiences - whether fans of 2D, 3D, or Motion - will walk away inspired with a better understanding of these growing disciplines.

Calling digital designers the world over: Cut&Paste wants you for its annual global Digital Design Tournament. Over the course of four months in 2009, the international tournament series will challenge designers from all backgrounds and nations across the map to dig deep and design their way into the spotlight. Cut&Paste will accomplish its core mission of establishing a global community of designers through the design-as-spectator-sport approach it brings to its live competitions in 2D, 3D, and motion design. The Call for Competitors opens to the public December 2, 2008 at

Entries will be reviewed based on quality of portfolios, and potential competitors will be invited to a 15-minute "test round" in hopes of making it through to the live city tournaments. If selected, North American designers will compete across the continent in Los Angeles, Portland, San Francisco, Toronto, New York City, Boston, or Chicago beginning in February 2009. European competitors will compete in subsequent months in London, Amsterdam, Berlin, Barcelona, and Milan, after which Cut&Paste will bring its tour to Tokyo, Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Sydney. Three winners from each city--forty-eight winners in all--will converge in New York City in June 2009 for the first-ever Cut&Paste Global Championship.

"We're excited for the addition of 3D and Motion Design to our traditional 2D tournament - the teams can't wait for the submissions to roll in," said John Fiorelli, Founder of Cut&Paste. "It's my hope that our audiences - whether fans of 2D, 3D, or Motion - will walk away inspired with a better understanding of these growing disciplines."

In addition to the new competitions, Cut&Paste is rounding out this year's highly interactive tournament program with the introduction of its Show&Tell series, as well as Audience Design Contests that will allow event-goers to get a taste of what a global design competition is all about. The Show&Tell sessions featured in each city event will create a casual, dynamic setting where designers can share inspiration, experiences, and ideas with the Cut&Paste crowd through live demonstrations and creative presentations. Further details are available on the website, and submissions to Show&Tell can be entered online during the Call for Competitors period.

Cut&Paste's first live digital design tournament was a single competition in New York City in 2005. Since then, Cut&Paste has increased the number of participating cities each year. With the introduction of the 3D and motion graphics competitions, 2009 is expected to draw both creatives and spectators in record numbers.

More information on Digital Design Tournament 2009 and updates on judges, competitors, tour dates, cities, and event programming can be found at

About Cut&Paste:
Cut&Paste ( is a social arena for the discovery, advocacy, and elevation of design. It lives as a global movement of artists, firms, and media working to strengthen creative networks through events and local support. Born in New York City in November 2005, Cut&Paste's signature event is the Digital Design Tournament, held live throughout the world each year. The 2009 tour is scheduled to take place in 16 cities around the globe. Cut&Paste additionally powers design-driven contests and events within the industry. Learn more about Cut&Paste at


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