Miss Digital World
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The Miss Digital World contest was created by Italian digital artist Franz Cerami and organized by Monumedia SRL, a company founded in 2000 and based in Napoli, Italy. The contest is aimed at digital artists, advertising agencies, cinema production companies and video game programmers who have created virtual models similar to Lara Croft. Enrollment is free.
The first edition took place in 2004. All the digital models presented were female. The awards were given during a gala ceremony in Turin, Italy in December 2004. The winning author was given a gold bar worth $5000 and a plaque recording the victory.
The 2006 winner was "Dark Eve", created by Mario Calamita, an Italian designer.
In 2007 Franz Cerami created The Miss Digital World Calendar, named Some Like Her Digital. It is the first calendar in the world featuring 3D models. Realized in B/W and toned in azure blue, it associates to each month/model, 12 quotations by famous authors, all referring to the common theme of beauty.
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