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CyberLink Launches “Goodbye Plain Shots” Photo Challenge

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London, United Kingdom - 14 March, 2013 - CyberLink Corp. (5203.TW), a provider of innovative media creation solutions, today announced the "Goodbye Plain Shots" Photo Challenge - a fun new contest that will bring out the creative side of photography enthusiasts worldwide.  The company is providing a free trial download of its award-winning PhotoDirector 4 software for contest participants to use as a part of the contest. Winners will receive prizes ranging from professional grade DSLR cameras to the full version of CyberLink's PhotoDirector 4 photo editing software.

Photo enthusiasts increasingly use the pictures they share with friends and post on social media sites to express their creativity and personality. CyberLink invites all photographers, from novice to professional, to join the "Goodbye Plain Shots" Photo Challenge and showcase their editing skills and passion while interacting with other enthusiasts from around the globe.

To participate in the contest, users can either submit a photo for others to edit, edit a photo submitted by another contestant, or simply "Like" their favorite edited photos. Up for grabs are the latest professional grade DSLR cameras and the full version of CyberLink's PhotoDirector 4 software. The "Goodbye Plain Shots" Photo Challenge will run from March 7, 2013 to May 17, 2013.

"One of our primary goals at CyberLink is to inspire people to inject creative passion into their photos and also make it fun and intuitive for them to do so, whether its taking the actual photo or putting their editing skills to the test," said Alice H. Chang, CEO of CyberLink. The "Goodbye Plain Shots" contest is a platform to encourage this creativity as well as an opportunity to reward and show our commitment to our community of users."

Goodbye Plain Shots Photo Challenge Details

CyberLink's "Goodbye Plain Shots" Photo Challenge includes a total of 23 prizes allocated to the following categories:

1)    Original photo submissions;

2)    Edits of original submissions;

3)    I "Like" it lucky draws.

Note: Photo submissions must only be edited using CyberLink PhotoDirector. All photos edited using other software will be excluded from the contest. Trail versions can be downloaded here.

Award & Prizes include:



1st Place

Canon EOS Rebel T4i + PhotoDirector4 Suite

Valued At: £914.98

2nd Place

Nikon 1 J2 + PhotoDirector4 Suite

Valued At: £573.99

3rd Place

Panasonic LUMIX + PhotoDirector4 Suite

Valued At: £314.89

Special Jury Prize x3

(Selected by CyberLink Judge Panel)

Amazon Gift Card $100 + PhotoDirector4 Suite

Valued At: £181.93

Merit Prizes x5

PhotoDirector4 Suite

Valued At: £114.99

Special Contribution Award x3

PhotoDirector4 Suite

Valued At: £114.99

I "Like" it Lucky Draws x9

PhotoDirector4 Ultra

Valued At: £79.99

For more information on CyberLink's "Goodbye Plain Shots" Photo Challenge, please visit

About CyberLink

Founded in 1996, CyberLink Corp. is the world's leading multimedia software company. With over 100 patented technologies that provide a solid foundation on which to continuously revolutionize the way multimedia is experienced, CyberLink's visionary outlook has allowed the company to grow rapidly. This ultimately led to a record-breaking IPO on the Taiwan Over-the-Counter Exchange (OTC: 5203) in 2000. CyberLink is currently listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (ticker symbol: 5203.TW).

CyberLink's broad portfolio of multimedia applications can be categorized into two main areas: Media Entertainment - PowerDVD being the flagship product in this category, provides the latest in media playback on PCs, across devices in the home network, and on-the-go with portable smart devices; and Media Creation - offers a series of software to create enticing videos & photos, author Blu-ray & DVD discs and more. CyberLink has built strategic partnerships with leading CPU and GPU providers and a solid reputation for delivering high-quality, interoperable, and fast time-to-market solutions that keep our OEM partners from top PC brands on the leading edge. CyberLink's worldwide headquarters are located in Taipei, Taiwan, with regional operations offices in North America, Japan, Europe and Asia-Pacific. The company has 700 employees worldwide, with more than 500 engineers in product design and development.