To celebrate my blog’s 1st birthday (November 7th) I have been working hard to put together this massive project for my readers, the design community and charity.
There is a total of 66 different prizes worth exactly $11,000 all up so there will be 66 lucky winners.
100% of all proceeds will go to the Blog Action Day Poverty Fund.
To Enter… Please Read Very Carefully
There are two ways you can enter and you can do both for a maximum of two entries per person. All entries will be checked before any prizes are given.
Entry 1: Donate To Charity
To enter the competition you may donate to charity…. All money goes to the global fund that helps fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria – some of the leading causes of poverty.
There are two options – via Change.org or via PayPal.
I have been told that sometimes a ‘server error’ message is being displayed on Change.org, please be patient and try again at another time or use PayPal instead, the donate button is below.
If you choose to go through change.org money will go straight into the global fund account and will not touch my hands. If you do not have a credit card, you may choose to use PayPal. If you choose to use change.org the instructions are below.
- Go to the Just Creative Design Blog Action Day Fundraiser Page.
- Click the blue ‘Donate Now’ button.
- Fill out the page, please donate a minimum of $5. (Heh, it’s only a coffee!) Ensure you leave a donation comment so your entry counts. You can donate from any country as long as you have a credit card, don’t get fooled by the billing address being US states.
By request I have also set up a PayPal donation page. You can donate by clicking the donate button below. I will collect the donations here and then donate the funds to the global fund at the end of the project.
Entry 2: Write An Article (even without a blog)
For those of you who do not have a credit card or are limited in funds, there is another alternative, you can write an article – hence the design group writing project! I will compile all the entries at the end of the competition.
- Write an article related to design. Even if you are not a designer, you could make a list of your favourite designs or list your favourite websites, books, photos? There are no boundaries… just relate the article some how back to design… be creative.
- If you don’t have a blog go to step 3, if you have a blog, continue reading. When you post your article on your blog, ensure you leave a trackback to this post so I can track your article or preferably, link back to this article / home page in the first paragraph. Please make the post at least 500 words.
- If you don’t have a blog, send me an article in a Word or HTML document to my email address. Ensure it is at least 500 words, with no slang and with your best spelling. I will post some of the best entries on this blog.
Deadline & How To Win
Entries will close November 22nd GMT+11. There will be 1 prize per person.
A list of all the people who have donated and all the people who have written an article will be compiled and then submitted into random.org where it will output a persons name with a prize number. This makes the selection totally random. Winners will be announced the same week.
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Another HUGE thank you to all the sponsors on this project, it would not have been possible without you!
Anyway, these are all the prizes up for grabs! Ensure you browse the sponsor’s sites!
Winner: Deborah M Ens (Please contact me directly)
Photoshop World Tickets, Scott Kelby Book Bundle, Layers Subscription, NAPP Membership
Courtesy of RC Concepcion, Host of Layers TV, the National Association of Photoshop Professionals, and Kelby Training.
Value: $720 (Tickets & NAPP membership $600, Books $90, Layers Subscription $30)
Winner: Andrew Yee (Please contact me directly)
7x Books (each to different person) – Photoshop CS4 For Dummies, Aperture 2, Photoshop CS4 Digital Classroom
Courtesy of Natalie Lin from Wiley. A HUGE thanks to Natalie for getting these prizes to give away to 7 lucky readers. You too can get these books by going to the links below!
- 3x Copies of Photoshop CS4 For Dummies ($29.99 value per book)
- 3x Copies of Aperture 2 Portable Genius by David Schloss ($25 value per book)
- 1x Copy of Photoshop CS4 Digital Classroom ($49.99 value per book)
Total Value: $215
Winners: Please email Natalie and tell them what prize you have won, your address and show proof of identity – contact Natalie at [nlin AT wiley DOT com].
1. Photoshop CS4 For Dummies – Meryl Evans
2. Photoshop CS4 For Dummies – Elizabeth Fulghum
3. Photoshop CS4 For Dummies – Adrian Szefke
4. Aperture 2 Portable Genius – Tanner Christenson
5. Aperture 2 Portable Genius – Haroon Baig
6. Aperture 2 Portable Genius – Frank Hakl
7. Photoshop CS4 Digital Classroom – Xhilacom
Your Logo Cut Into HUGE Perspex Letters 80cm Wide (Wow)
Courtesy of Sander Baumann from Geveletters. To get what we mean by huge, check out their site!
Winner: JCM Enterprises
Total Blog Makeover
Courtesy of the very kind and talented Joni Mueller from Pixelita, a design studio based in Houston, Texas. The blog makeover can be for a WordPress, TextPattern, Blogger or Movable Type Blog.
Winner: Janette Toral
A Unique Web Theme for Either WordPress, PixelPost or a Straight XHTML page.
Courtesy of the very kind Kristarella, who runs a personal / design blog over at the very aptly named Kristarella. If you don’t want to change your site, customisation/optimisation of your current page can also be done.
Winner: Anca Foster
Sumo Omni Chair + Lounge + Love Seat + Floor Pillow (Girl Not Included)
Courtesy of Andrew Milligan from Sumo Lounge, a website offering seriously awesome urban lounge gear. Andrew has been marketing his Sumo range by contacting blog authors and offering them a free Omni Chair in exchange for a review (over 500 reviews so far) … and let’s face it, who wouldn’t want one of these? There is a sale on now and on top of that there is free shipping too. Check out Sumo! NB: This is not part of the prize pool.
2x PSD to XHTML / CSS Conversions
Courtesy of Jay of Creative Cranes, a new intuitive design studio. You can follow Jay on Twitter too.
Value: $45/h up to $1000.
1. Lori Kasbeer
2. Harley Alexander
Signed Copy of Jeff Fisher’s Book: Identity Crisis!
Courtesy of Jeff Fisher himself, a renowned identity designer. The full title of the book is Identity Crisis!: 50 redesigns that transformed stale identities into successful brands.” Wish I could keep this myself!
Winner: Kristen Symonds
$100 Gift Voucher For Threadless Tshirts
Courtesy of Bob Nanna from Threadless, an awesome designer submission t-shirt shop.
Winner: Jessica Garner (Please contact me directly)
Blog / Site Review with Design Critique by Vivien
Courtesy of Vivien from Inspiration Bit, a unique & inspirational design blog. Vivien’s reviews are not the normal type of review, she really gets under the hood of your design. See what I mean here.
Winner: Daniel Cavanaugh
Pack of 250 2” x 6” Thermal Printed Decals with YOUR logo
Courtesy of Ben Satterlee of BSS Designs, a new design blog / business website.
Winner: Thomas Sinclair
Pack of 4 Typefaces from RSRVS
Courtesy of Mike Jarboe from Reserves, a great website offering extremely well designed professional typefaces and stock art. In this pack you get a set of four typefaces – Analog / Claes / Scheme / Verse.
Winner: Urban10 Interactive
2x Premium WordPress Themes
Courtesty of Daniel Scocco from PremiumThemesNow, a website offering some great premium WordPress Themes.
Value: $100 ($50 for each)
Winner: Melanie Houlahan
1 Year Shuttle-Bus Subscription to Freshbooks Invoicing
Courtesy of Mitch Solway from Freshbooks, an online invoicing application, and our site sponsor.
Winner: Brian Lovin
Bgears b-Enspirer Theatre Quality 7.1 Channel Sound Card
Courtesy of Angie Bowen from Arbenting, a blog on creativity and design.
Winner: Marco Folio
300 Premium Textures from ColorBurned
Courtesy of Grant Friedman from ColorBurned, a great design resources blog and shop.
Winner: Pedro Panduro
Custom Logo Design by NetBramha StudiosCourtesty of Aashish Solanki from NetBramha Studios, a design studio based out of Bangalore, India.Value: $300Winner: Jeffrey Jose
2x Design Prints from 3 Lambs Design (via Etsy)Courtesy of Amy of 3 Lambs Designs. You can get any two 8″ x 8″ or 8″ x 10″ prints, including shipping.Value: $75.00Winner: Camille Good
1x FlickR Pro Account For One Year
Courtesy of the very kind Joni Mueller from Pixelita, a design studio based in Houston, Texas
Winner: Michael Wheaton
Winner: Synergetek S.A.
Winner: Jeff Wolff
Custom Logo or Banner Design from Vlad Georgescu
Courtesy of the kind Vlad Georgescu who freelances as a web and logo designer.
Winner: Sivarajah Bagerathan
2x Designer T-shirts from Design By Humans (Split Into 2 Prizes)
Winners: (Please contact Jason at jason AT designbyhumans DOT com with your address and proof of identity.)
1. Angelina Dominguez
2. Jonathan Illig
1000 Business Cards from UPrinting
Courtesy of Gino Orlandi from Uprinting, a quality online printing service based in the USA that prints business cards among many other things. Shipping free only in USA and Canada.
Winner: Ryan Williams (Please contact Gino at gino AT youthedesigner DOT com)
5x Anistock Yearly Subscriptions
Courtesy of Brian O’Connell from Anistock, a multimedia haven… Anistock has 7.8 million photos, clip art, fonts, graphics and more. You can win access to all this for one year!
Value: $500 ($99 each)
Winners: Please contact Brian at brian AT anistock DOT com
2. Caroline Murphy
3. Eli Burford
4. Ben Redington
5. Adam Holt
1 Year Website Hosting from URLuscious
Courtesy of Faryl Zaklin from URLuscious, a website hosting service for small businesses.
Winner: Brian Yerkes
26 iStockPhoto Credits
Courtesy of Olga Mizrahi from ohso! design, a web design and graphic design studio based in Long Beach California.
Winner: Mohd Rafie
125×126 Advertising on LogoDesign.org for 6 MonthsCourtesy of the generous George Ryan from Logo Design.OrgValue: $600Winner: Faryl Z
30 Minute Coaching Consultation on Organisation & Productivity
Courtesy of Kris Rowlands, a Professional Organisation and Productivity Consultant.
Winner: Julie Walker
10x T-Shirts from Advertees
Courtesty of Steve from Advertees, a promotional clothing company. You may choose any make or style from the site (preferably organic) printed in water based inks with a design of the winners choice in up to 3 colours and sizes. Shipped to wherever in the world.
Winner: Jared Fraser
25 High Resolution Exclusive Custom Made TexturesCourtesy of Alexander Hommel from High Resolution Textures, a website offering high resolution textures. The winner can choose the category and will receive 25 custom made hi-res images in return.Value: $75Winner: David Klein
$40 Voucher to Spend at DealExtreme
Courtesy of Marco Kuiper, who also freelances as a graphic designer. This voucher you can spend on any gadget at Deal Extreme, which let me tell you is a lot!
Winner: Michael Kristof
$150 to spend on ThemeForest / FlashDen / AudioJungle
Courtesy of Collis T’aeed, the man behind many, many websites.
- FlashDen – The best place to get awesome Flash components.
- AudioJungle – A new audio marketplace.
- ThemeForest – WordPress and Template marketplace.
Winner: Kristen Oaxaca
Please email your username from one of the sites above & proof of identity to Collis at collis AT envato DOT com.
12 Large Woodgrain Photoshop Brushes
Courtesy of Curtis McHale. Each brush is around 2000px square at 300ppi and is only available through Just Creative Design.
Winner: Thanh Pham
1. More Guitar
2. Andi Berekely
3. Piyusg Agarwal
4. Paticia Lupien
30min Design Consultation with Logo Designer, David Airey
Courtesy of David Airey… you should know him by now, if you don’t, fly over to his blog now!
Winner: Melanie Fox
1x FlickR Pro Account For One Year
Courtesy of the very kind and talented Lauren Krause from the awesome design blog Creative Curio.
Winner: Maria Colomy
Static Banner Ad Design by iDesign Studios
Courtesy of the kind Selene Bowlby from iDesign Studios, a very talented designer with a studio & blog based in Florida.Value: $100Winner: Lucy Beaman
Islamic Design Package & Tour
Courtesy of Mohd Rafie, the man who donated an electric guitar last competition.
- Book – Title: Islamic Design: A Genius for Geometry by Daud Sutton.
- A3 poster. Title: “Pedulikah Kita” Do we care?
- Mini poster by ISAC Studio.
- 3 Islamic design stock photos.
- Free admission to the Design Museum, London
- 10% off any merchandise at the Design Museum shop.
Winner: Zac Hill
1x T-Shirt from TurnNocturnal
Courtesy of the kind Matt McInerney, who runs the store Turn Nocturnal. I have one of their shirts and the service was awesome, highly recommended. The winner may choose any shirt and size up to $20. Postage is included up to $10.
Winner: Dennis Garcia
234×60 Advertising on Lost & Taken for 3 Months
Courtesy of Caleb Kimbrough from Lost & Taken a blog with many high resolution textures.
Winner: Francois Anselmo
Choice of 1 Premium WordPress Theme from ANYWHERE
Courtesy of the generous Penny from WP Premiums. Your choice is from any premium shop on the internet up to the value of $100.
Winner: Paul Stevens
$25 Amazon Gift Voucher
Courtesy of River Girl (Bari) from Ask The Boater. You can follow River Girl on Twitter too!
Value: $25Winner: Jason Slater
1 Hour of Website Updates
Courtesy of Eric Benoit from Ebenoit, where he freelances as a graphic and web designer.
Winner: Truong Nguyen
2x copies of 13 Styles CSS MenusCourtesy of David Appleyard from 13 Styles, a website which offers high quality website navigational menus.Value: $50 ($25 for each)Winners:1. Andrew Napier2. Rafal Zielinski
125×125 Advertising on JobMob for 1 Month
Courtesy of Jacob Share from JobMob, a blog filled with straight-talking advice based on real world experience.
Value: $200 value
Winner: Amped Apparel
1x FlickR Pro Account For One Year
Courtesy of the kind Caleb from Lost & Taken.
Winner: Jennifer Grigg Photography
125×125 Advertising on Group Writing Projects for 1 Month
Courtesy of Jacob Share from Group Writing Projects, a blog focused on projects such as this one. You can check an interview of mine on there on how to run a GWP.
120×53 Advertising on Estetica Design Forum for 1 Month
Courtesy of Andi Creffield, the brains behind Estetica Design Forum, a very popular design portal.
125×125 Advertising on iDesignStudios Blog for 1 Month
Courtesy of Selene Bowlby from iDesign Studios, a very talented designer with a studio & blog based in Florida.
125×125 Advertising on PSD Rockstar for 1 MonthCourtesy of Narendra Sakibanda from PSD RockStar, a photoshop tutorial blog.Value: $20
468×60 Advertising on TechTreak for 1 MonthCourtesy of Narendra Sakibanda from TechTreak, a website focused on gadgets and more.Value: $15
125×125 Advertising on 2PhatGeeks for 1 Month
Courtesy of Melissa Pence from 2phatgeeks, a blog based on many, many things.
Winner: Jacob Share (Please contact each of the 6 sites above directly)
225×100 Advertising on Directory For Designers for 2 Months
Courtesy of Angie Bowen from Social Media Directory For Designers.
Winner: Meglyn Lansing
Winner: Adrian Tache