Update: The voting deadline has been extended to the 4th of July.

The time has come to vote for the winning entry for the Win a MacBook competition. We are thrilled with the response, nearly 800 entries are in the running! We have put together a page for you guys to vote on your favorites. Voting will be open for 7 days, after which the design with the most votes will be the winner!

You can only vote if you signed up before June 20th. We will be discounting votes from duplicate accounts (yes, we are well aware of these).

Click here to Vote Now!

A new image is created and uploaded to 99designs.com every 30 seconds of every minute, of every hour, of every day, and it’s been running at that rate for at least the last month. That’s an amazing amount of creative juice!

The other amazing stat is that 99designs.com generated over 6 million pageviews in the last 30 days. That’s not our log files talking, that’s google analytics. It’s at this point I’m thanking our developers for taking the extra time to build the foundations of this sucker properly on a scalable infrastructure.

Front end ninja wanted!

June 17, 2008

99designs is growing fast.  We are currently hunting down a front-end ninja to swiftly craft slick user interfaces for 99designs.com.  If you live for XHTML, CSS, and JavaScript and are passionate about the visual side of web development we want to hear from you.

Salary commensurate with “wow factor”. This job is based out of Melbourne Australia, but we will consider you if you can relocate at a moments notice and your work knocks our socks off…

To apply for this job search for “99designs” on seek.com.au or click here

Just a final reminder that we are giving away a free MacBook to one lucky designer who submits a winning design to 99designs.com before June 20th. Any design that is selected as a winner before that date is in the running.  The more winners you have, the more chances you’ve got, so get designing quickly! 

Designers Tip: Pick contests to enter that are likely to choose a winner in the next 4 days.

Contest Holders Tip: Declare a winner before June 20th for your winning designer to be in the running.

No-spec shenanigans

June 6, 2008

Overnight we had someone presumably from no-spec posting propaganda in our contests. They posted their no-spec logo to 127 of our contests.  Isn’t it ironic that a group which claims to be out to protect designers would make life hard for our design community who at the end of day are just trying to make a living like everyone else. Thanks to everyone who quickly reported this to us – it’s all sorted now. Apologies to any contest holders who were inconvenienced.

At the time of posting this there’s $70,504 USD in prize money up for grabs. That’s a new record for 99designs. Contests run for 7 days or less, so you could say that on average roughly $10,000 USD of new prize money is being offered every day at 99designs.com  Not too shabby!