SYNTHETIC PICTURES SWEEPS AT AURORA AWARDS December 2007--Synthetic Pictures brings home a fantastic FIVE Aurora Awards in the Spring of 2007. The awards span the roster of Synthetic's directors, as well as categories submitted. The awards include: Gold Award in Use of Special Effects/Animation: "Words" Utah Transit Authority directed by Justin Corsbie with R&R Partners, Salt Lake City. Platinum Best of Show in Computers/Internet: "Yours is _______" Dell directed by Justin Corsbie with Dell Computers, Austin, Texas Platinum Best of Show in Entertainment/Amusement: "Ready to Live It" Dell directed by Justin Corsbie with Dell Computers, Austin, Texas Platinum Best of Show in Public Service-Non-profit Sponsor: "Hang Glider" Utah DABC directed by Scott Rice with agency R&R Partners, Salt Lake City Platinum Best of Show in Restaurant/Food Services: "Polly Pockets" McAlister's Deli directed by Scott Rice Here is what the Aurora Awards say about these recognitions, "A Meaningful Award...The Aurora is hard to win, no question. We did that because the Aurora Award has to mean something! When you win an Aurora, the prestige and credibility factors for you are extremely high. For twelve years we have worked to establish that reputation. Every year we hear from people who have won other "give away" competitions who didn't win an Aurora. Rest assured that Aurora judging is stringent.Don't be discouraged from trying, though. With an Aurora entry, you are not competing against peers with potentially a much bigger budget than yours - you are competing against an absolute threshold of excellence."