The Webby Award Gala is over – 99designs picked up its award, gave its speech and even managed to raise $6,000 for charity in the process (thanks Fotolia)!

Check out these great pictures:

Mark, Matt and Jason S.H. accept the Webby

Mark, Matt and Jason S.H. accept the Webby


Mark and Matt with Vint Cerf

Mark and Matt with Vint Cerf, Father of the Internet


Mark and Tameyr with Buzz Aldrin

Mark and Tameyr with Buzz Aldrin, 2nd man on the moon

Thanks again for voting for 99designs!

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We are proud to announce that two members of the 99designs team (and one former team member) were instrumental in winning gold for Australia, in this year’s annual FullCodePress international website-in-a-day competition.

We want to send out a A HUGE congratulations to all of the teams who participated in this amazing event. While the Austrailian team, the Codaroos, were this year’s winners, the end result of this exercise is that three deserving non-profit organisations now each have an amazing website.

The team of six representing Australia included user experience advocate James Mansfield, developer Lachlan Donald and former 99designs employee Adam Schilling.

The Codaroos: FullCodePress champions for 2010

If you’re interested in reliving the magic, you can browse through images, video interviews, the twitter archive and screenshots showing the history of each site as it evolved.

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99designs Auctions Webby Award Speech to Support Oil Spill Relief
Like so many others, everyone at 99designs.com is saddened by the ongoing tragedy of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

We have been inspired to try something fun and hope you will help!

We are raising money to support The Gulf Restoration Network by auctioning off our 5-word Webby Award acceptance speech that will be presented on stage at the Webby Award Gala in New York City Monday, June 14th.

Here is how it will work

1. We will collect bids via email until 12:00 am PT on Monday, June 14th.

2. Bidding starts at $1,000 and then increases in $1,000 increments.

3. The money will be donated directly from the highest bidder to The Gulf Restoration Network and is 100% tax deductible.

4. 99designs will thank the highest bidder on stage in its 5-word speech on Monday night: “Thanks for your donation (COMPANY NAME)” as well as announce the highest bidder to the press that morning.

Congratulations to Fotolia with the winning bid of $6,000

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We want to send out a HUGE thank you to everyone who voted 99designs.com the Best Web Service & Application of the year in the Webby People’s Voice Awards!

As promised – we shot this video of the team celebrating. This video is for the entire 99designs community – the Webby People’s Voice Award is YOUR win!

Cheers!

Thanks for making 99designs.com the #1 marketplace for crowdsourced logo design, web design, and other graphic design projects.

99designs.com Wins a Webby!

Thank You 99designs Community – We Won a Webby!

WooHoo! We want to send out a huge THANK YOU to the community for voting 99designs.com the Best Web Service & Application of the year in the Webby People’s Voice Awards.

To claim this prestigious honor we had to beat TWO amazing companies – Dropbox & Tumblr – each of which has millions of passionate users!

Thanks to YOU – 99designs has proven to have the most passionate community of all.

Singing in the Streets

As we promised the entire team at 99designs will march down the street signing Queen’s We Are The Champions and post the video to YouTube for your viewing pleasure – Stay Tuned!

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Want to choose more than one design?

One of the most common requests we get from clients at 99designs is the ability to choose multiple winning designs – well now you can.

To choose more than one design simply:

The first design will be awarded with the money you already prepaid to set up the project.

Each additional design will require additional payment equal to the full prize plus the 15% handling fee.

There is no limit to how many designs you can award!

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99designs Nominated for a Webby Award

We have truly exciting news – 99designs.com has been nominated for a Webby Award!

Help 99designs Win in Two Simple Steps

1. Sign up

2. Vote for 99designs Here

For those of you unfamiliar with the Webby Awards… it’s the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet – hailed as the “Internet’s highest honor” by the New York Times.

This is testament to the fantastic community here at 99designs and a tremendous opportunity for high profile exposure which leads to:

  • More people visiting the site
  • Launching projects
  • Buying logos
  • And therefore – MORE OPPORTUNITY all around!

99designs has been nominated in the Web Services & Applications category and we are up against some companies like Dropbox and Tumblr – but we know we have the best community around!

BIG THANKS to everyone here for making this possible!

Cheers,
The 99designs Team

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