New Haven, Connecticut – Stepping Stone Software today announced a Mobile Art Contest for art created with its award-winning app, Pen & Ink. Pen & Ink 2.3 is the simplest way to create beautiful watercolor paintings and sketches on the iPad.

Anyone – from beginners to professionals – can enter the contest by downloading Pen & Ink for free from the App Store and creating an original piece of art. With Pen & Ink, it is very easy for beginners to paint with watercolor, sketch with pens and pencils, or even trace photographs. Professional artists will appreciate the wide variety of brushes, textures, color palettes and layers.

Tweet your art with hashtag #penandinkfreeipad and a panel of judges from both academic and art institutions will make a final decision by May 22, 2013. The winner of the contest will receive his choice between a new iPad or $500. In addition, the winning artist will have his or her painting displayed on the Pen & Ink website, and be noted by gallerists. Runners-up will receive a complimentary stylus and have their artwork displayed in Pen & Ink’s own Art Gallery.

“iPad Art is the wave of the future,” said Jennifer Emerson, a panelist and Board Member of the San Francisco Art Institute. “We really look forward to discovering new up-and-coming mobile artists.”

Sarah Maxwell, Associate Professor at UT Dallas, encourages college students interested in art to enter the contest as well. “It’s a great way to build up your art portfolio resume,” she says.

Don’t delay! Download Pen & Ink for free at the App Store now and tweet your art with #penandinkfreeipdad for a chance to win an iPad or $500 USD.

* English, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian and Spanish

Device Requirements:
* Compatible with iPad
* Requires iOS 5.0 or later
* 38.8 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Pen & Ink: A Watercolor Notebook 2.3 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Productivity category. The free version includes unlimited notebooks and pages, all export modes (including email, photo library, Dropbox, Facebook, Twitter and more), full use of the pen and eraser, and limited use of the remaining brushes. An In-App Purchase unlocks all brushes and options and enables zoom.

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Headquartered in New Haven, Connecticut, Stepping Stone Mobile is a development studio founded in 2012 by Matt Feiszli, PhD. With expertise in image processing, computer graphics, and machine learning, Stepping Stone aims to use modern mathematics to enhance the mobile experience. Copyright (C) 2013 Stepping Stone Software LLC. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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