If you are living in one of the ten countries (see below) in the Asia-Pacific region, then you might want to pay attention to this article.  EA is holding a contest to see who can create the best Spore creature.  Check the press release below then head on over to SporeShow.com for more details!

Electronic Arts And HP Jointly Organize Regional Spore Creature Creator Design Competition

Electronic Arts Inc.(EA) and HP are jointly organizing a pan-regional Spore™ Creature Creator design competition. The design competition is part of the promotion campaign to launch EA’s most anticipated game for 2008 – Spore – created by game wizard Will Wright, maker of the much-loved Sims legacy. The competition will see participants from ten countries in the Asia-Pacific region competing in the finals of the Spore Creature Creator design competition with the winners standing a chance to be flown to Hong Kong this September for the HP Experience Show to pit their creative skills against one another to emerge as the regional winner.

Spore, the highly-anticipated game from the people behind The Sims™, gives players their own personal universe in a box. Create and evolve life, establish tribes, build civilizations, sculpt entire worlds and explore a universe filled with creations made by other gamers. Spore gives players a wealth of creative tools to customize nearly every aspect of their universe: creatures, vehicles, buildings, and even UFOs. The Spore Creature Creator free download is available at www.sporeshow.com for players to experience the world’s introduction to the amazing and innovative new franchise of Spore.

To encourage personal expressions that celebrate creativity and imagination, the creature creation design competition is open to everyone in ten participating countries – Australia, China, Hong Kong India, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand. Players can download the Spore Creature Creator for free and start designing their own creatures. The public will then be asked to vote for their favorite creatures. The winners will each receive a HP laptop and 5 EA games. In addition, winners from each country will travel to Hong Kong this September to the HP Experience Show, where they will pit their skills against one another to emerge as the Regional Champion in the Spore creature contest and take home a cash prize of USD$5,000.

To up the ante, MTV Asia’s VJs Utt, Denise Keller, and Taya Rogers are the first to share their own Spore creature creations online. MTV VJs from each country in the region will also share their Spore creature creations online at the contest portal at www.sporeshow.com.

“Spore is a game for everyone and the design competition is a fantastic opportunity for gamers of all ages to uncover their creative flair,” said Chris Thompson, VP & GM of EA Asia. “It is a fun and engaging toolbox bound only by one’s own imagination, and it will be exciting to see what new and unique creatures players can create. EA’s collaboration with HP and MTV Asia will certainly make their creative journey more rewarding,” he added.

For more information on Spore creature creation contest, go to www.sporeshow.com.

Source for press release:  MTV Asia