A Variety of North America’s Finest Digital Art Work to be Showcased At Macworld Conference & Expo/New York

FRAMINGHAM, MA-JULY 7, 2000 – Close to three dozen pieces of the best digital artwork from North America will be featured for the first time at Macworld's Digital Art Contest & Gallery, July 18-21, 2000 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.

Thirty-one award-winning designs, incorporating a variety of styles and disciplines, were selected from more than 600 images submitted by artists, professional graphic designers, hobbyists and students. Featuring artists' demonstrations, as well as examples of the latest software, products and techniques used to create digital art pieces, the Digital Art Contest and Gallery highlights the finest efforts in this rapidly growing art medium. Now in its third year, the Macworld Conference & Expo Digital Art Gallery also travels during the year as a formal exhibition to art galleries and universities throughout the U.S. to highlight this exciting new medium.

Contest Open to Professionals & Students

Divided into two judging categories, student and non-student, the thirty winning selections were chosen in three separate judging phases by a panel of leading experts from the digital art community, including:

· Nancy Hitchcock, Sr. Assoc. Editor, Electronic Publishing,

· Harold Helderman, Director, Center for Electronic Arts, SF,

· Daniel Carter, Design Director, WIRED Magazine,

· Karen Sperling, Editor and Publisher, Artistry Magazine,

· Rick DeCoyte, Owner, Silicon Gallery, Philadelphia, PA,

· Bert Monroy, Digital Artist, Teacher, Author,

· John Derry, digital artist/co-creator of Painter

· Pedro Meyer, photographer, artist

· Diane Fenster, digital artist

"The quality of the artwork this year is better than ever," according to Daryl Wise, Coordinator of the Macworld Conference & Expo Digital Art Contest and Gallery. "The artwork is professionally presented, and attendees are going to be impressed to see what these talented artists can do with this medium."

The grand prize winner of the Digital Art Contest receives a trip to a future Macworld Conference & Expo, including airfare, hotel and a Super Pass, along with a variety of new hardware and software. Other prizes include: Iomega Jaz drives, Wacom Intuos Graphic Tablets, Printers by Tektronix, Aladdin Systems utility software, subscriptions to Artistry, WIRED and Digital Fine Artist Magazines, Royality-free Klips from Comstock, asset management software from Canto, books by Peachpit Press and an Iris print of their image by Electric Paintbrush.

The Digital Art Contest and Gallery is sponsored by Iomega, Corel, Wacom, National Association of Photoshop Professionals and Tektronix printers by Xerox.

For more information about the contest, gallery or the artists and their artwork, please see the Macworld Conference & Expo Gallery page at www.macworldexpo.com/gallery.

Winning images will be made available to the press.

Macworld Conference & Expo takes place July 18-21, 2000 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City. Macworld features hundreds of new software, hardware, peripherals and services that will be showcased by more than 400 leading Mac developers and suppliers for the first time to tens-of-thousands of Mac enthusiasts.

For a complete description of MACWORLD Conference & Expo/New York 2000 along with show highlights, updates and continuous announcements and an exhibitor list, go to www.macworldexpo.com.

About MACWORLD Conference & Expo

MACWORLD Conference & Expo is the world's most comprehensive Macintosh OS event. MACWORLD Conference & Expo is the showcase for products and services geared to professionals involved in media and creative content development for corporate and home applications, and consumers using the Mac at home. MACWORLD Conference & Expo brings together the loyal base of Mac OS audiences in creative services, education, application development, entertainment, small office/home office and Internet-based environments. MACWORLD Conference & Expo offers professionals and consumers alike the opportunity to discover the latest developments and hottest products these markets offer. Multiple conference programs cover beginning and advanced uses of the Mac. Macworld/Pro Conference sessions offer a technology-intensive professional development series for Macintosh design, management and networking professionals. The Users Conference program covers beginning and advanced uses and techniques in areas such as Internet, design, integration with NT systems, education, content asset management, entertainment, and more. MACWORLD Conference & Expo is sponsored by Mac Publishing, LLC, a joint venture between International Data Group and Ziff Davis, and publishers of Macworld Magazine, MacWorld.com, MacBuy.com, iMacworld.com, MacCentral, MacWEEK.com, and MacGaming.com. For more information on MACWORLD Conference & Expo visit the Web site at www.macworldexpo.com.

About IDG World Expo

IDG World Expo (www.idgworldexpo.com) produces world-class tradeshows, conferences, and events for emerging IT markets around the globe. As the leading IT event management company, IDG World Expo leverages its unsurpassed experience and knowledge of IT-focused events and conferences, enabling technology companies to capture the attention and loyalty of influential buyers. IDG World Expo's portfolio of conferences and events includes ASPWorld Conference & Expo, ComNet, Internet Commerce Expo (ICe), LinuxWorld Conference & Expo, MACWORLD Conference & Expo, and Windows 2000 Conference & Expo. IDG World Expo is a subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG), the leading global provider of IT media, research, conferences, and expositions.

IDG World Expo is a business unit of IDG, the world's leading IT media, research and exposition company. IDG publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers and 4,000 book titles and offers online users the largest network of technology-specific sites around the world through IDG.net (http://www.idg.net), which comprises more than 270 targeted Web sites in 70 countries. IDG is also a leading producer of 168 computer-related expositions worldwide, and provides IT market analysis through 50 offices in 43 countries worldwide. Company information is available at http://www.idg.com.