Donate & Win A Free Logo

Donate & Win A Free Logo

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Since the 7th of February 2009, more than 200 people have lost their lives and close to 2000 homes have been lost due to ferocious bushfires here in Australia. This is one of the worst natural disasters in Australian history.

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I am trying to do my part for something that I feel very close about (we nearly lost our home in 1994 due to bush fires) and I thought I could do this by running a small competition here on Just Creative Design.

I am giving away a free logo design to one lucky winner who enters the competition. Entry into the competition will consist of a $10+ donation to the Australian Red Cross.

For those who do not want / need a logo, please leave a comment on this post and I will personally donate $0.50 per comment that is left over a 1 week period.

Or if you just want to donate, please donate directly to the Red Cross Victorian Bushfire Appeal however if you are wishing to enter the logo competition please read on as you will have to make payment to my PayPal account so I can track the entries. I have previously raised USD$1620 through this blog so your donation will be in safe hands – 100% of all proceeds will go to the Red Cross.

To enter the free logo design competition, please make a $10+ donation by clicking the donate button below. Leave a comment or email me telling me why you need / deserve the logo. On March 16th I will announce the winner.

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Thank you in advance for your support!

Update: Thank you everyone who donated, the victims of this disaster will be extremely grateful!   The winner of the free logo design was Adrian Belfast, who I have emailed. I also upped the original 50cents to 1 dollar for my part – thank you once again!

Below you will find a tribute video to the those affected by the Victorian Bushfires and below that, some images of the bush fires, courtesy of The Big Picture.


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A fire truck moves away from out of control flames from a bushfire in the Bunyip Sate Forest near the township of Tonimbuk, 125 kilometers (78 miles) west of Melbourne, Saturday, Feb. 7, 2009. Walls of flame roared across southeastern Australia, razing scores of homes, forests and farmland in the sunburned country’s worst wildfire disaster in a quarter century. (AP Photo)


Flames and smoke rise from a bushfire in the Bunyip Sate Forest west of Melbourne, Saturday, Feb. 7, 2009. (AP Photo)


A Country Fire Authority (CFA) Sector Commander looks up at a giant fire raging in the Bunyip State Park near Labertouche, Australia, on February 7, 2009. More than 40 blazes raged across two states as a once-in-a-century heatwave pushed the mercury as high as 46 degrees Celsius (115 Fahrenheit) with fire bans in place across much of the south-east. (WILLIAM WEST/AFP/Getty Images).


A general view of the devastation from the Peats Ridge Valley bushfire on February 9, 2009 in Peats Ridge, Australia. (Brendon Thorne/Getty Images)


Small acreage is burned out in Kinglake, northeast of Melbourne, Australia, Sunday, Feb. 8, 2009. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)


Craig Kidd looks at the melted metal of alloy wheels from his burnt out vehicles after a bushfire swept through his property on February 9, 2009 in Bendigo, 160 km from Melbourne, Australia. (Scott Barbour/Getty Images)


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The burnt remains of a house are left standing in the aftermath of a bushfire on February 3, 2009 in Boolarra, approximately 200 kms southeast of Melbourne, Australia. (Luis Ascui/Getty Images)


The remains of properties destroyed by bushfires are seen in the town of Kinglake, 55km (34 miles) northeast of Melbourne February 8, 2009. (REUTERS/Mick Tsikas)


Family members react after learning that their parents Bill and Faye Walker and disabled brother Geoffrey were killed in wildfires in Marysville, north of Melbourne, Monday, Feb. 9, 2009. (AP Photo)


A fire truck moves away from out of control flames from a bushfire in the Bunyip Sate Forest near the township of Tonimbuk, 125 kilometers (78 miles) west of Melbourne, Saturday, Feb. 7, 2009. (AP Photo) #

For more information please visit the Australian Red Cross Victorian Bushfire 2009 Appeal.

29 thoughts on “Donate & Win A Free Logo”

  1. Wow, this is a very noble thing to do…again. You really know how to take your gift and use it for good.

    I honestly wish I had the money to spare…I honestly do. I hope you manage to raise a lot.

  2. Congratulations on all of the money you have raised on the blog so far, and all the very best for this particular fundraising initiative.

    I have donated money through other channels and don’t need a logo, but I have just tweeted about this competition and I’m sure others will do the same.

  3. Hey Jacob, it’s great you’re doing this. My sister and her family live near there so I’ve been pretty worried bout them lately. She works at the local high school and she said it’s really hit the school hard. I already donated via a shop round the corner that was doing collections. I hope a lot of people get behind this.

  4. Jacob, the pictures are awe-inspiring and heart-breaking at the same time. Made a $10 donation, but don’t need a logo – just wanted to do something to help from around the globe. Thanks for what you’re doing!

  5. I admire what you’re doing Jacob, really sorry to hear about such disaster striking Australia.

    I rarely watch world news but it’s nice that you’re raising awareness!

  6. Brandon,
    Thank you very much for your donation.

    Australia really does live in the extremes. We have floods and cyclones in the north and bush fires in the south.

    Thank you for your donation and I remember you emailing me a few months back, good to see you here. Gluck 🙂

    Thanks for your comment and it doesn’t seem like they accept PayPal however I will be transferring all funds to them at the end of the competition (plus the exchange rate is $1.52 so instead of $10 you are actually donating $15).

    Bram, Exxcorpio, Anthony, Jaz
    Thank you for your comments!

    No worries at all, thanks for your comment!

    Thank you for the comment and promotion.

    Hope they are all ok and I wish the community all the best.

  7. Jacob. Great to see you raising money (again).

    We’ve just donated (paid via Craig Cahill). The Philanthropy Family is our very own cause with the sole purpose of raising money for charity. We are doing this via a (as-far-as-we-know, pretty) unique business model. We are non-profit, and exist 100% to help out those who need it.

    Like your competition, we are also hoping to help out with the Vic bush fire crisis. We even launched our website and entire philanthropic venture prematurely, because this disaster requires immediate action (

    An awesome JCD logo would go a long way to representing our cause. At the same time, an awesome logo would go a VERY long way to instantly explaining our cause (which is simple by nature, yet difficult to explain quickly & easily).

    Feel free to contact us if you want some more details. We know our cause will help out: we know a JCD logo will help our cause help out.

  8. I like your idea of fundraising – it’s definitely not boring – I like to do all three – leave a comment, donate through you & enter for the logo design and make a direct donation

    I’m wondering if I donate directly, do they accept paypal? It’s the only way I can do it – I’m in the US

  9. oops, now that I think about it, I don’t really need a logo design after all, but will get around to donating later when I get a chance, thanks

  10. I don’t have any money available to donate through paypal, but this way, i’m contributing something. Well, you’re doing it for me. Very noble goal!

  11. I just want to give my post for all these people.
    I wish you have a lot of donates to give the money to the red cross, I already did mine in other way here in France but I like your idea it’s a noble cause.

  12. I always enjoy looking at your site!
    It saddened my heart to see the family grieving the loss of their loved ones. I live in the states in Florida and we’ve had a history of brushfires as well as in the state of California.
    My prayers are with you all.
    Hope it’s not too late for the .50 comment!

  13. What a tragedy to happen to Australia. It is heartbreaking to see the effects these fires have had.
    In my visits to australia the people of Victoria have been so welcoming and friendly. My thoughts are with the families and friends of victims.
    Good work setting this up.

  14. Hi Jacob,

    Being an Australian based in Far north QLD, my heart sings at the pain those in Victoria have endured over the past month. We are a nation in mourning, but if something has come of all the devastation, both to my life and those of so many down south – it’s that the true humanity of this nation shines at times like these. If every person set out – as you have, to improve the world just a little more, surely this world would be a better place. My donation to the relief funds seems to only serve as a bitter reminder of the futility of our efforts, however the awareness your post alone has created is valued by myself and I’m sure many other Australian’s for its dignity and humility. Thankyou for your kind words, your inspiration and your desire to create a better world through understanding and compassion. It is because of acts of outstanding generosity such as yours happening everyday, that I am truly grateful to call this incredible nation my home. Have a rockin year, best of luck to you in your endeavours.


  15. First of all I’d just like to say thanks for your great blog! I love all your work and the articles you write and have recently subscribed!

    Me and my fiance are planning on moving to Australia in 1-2years time, and I really feel for all the people that lost their homes during the fires. We’re going to move to Perth (or surrounding suburbs).. I lived there for a bit when I was a kid!

    Would be great to talk to you about design over there actually!

    It’s a great thing you doing here! Cheers!

  16. Thank you Callum for your kind words.

    I haven’t had the chance to get to Perth (closest I got was Uluru) but I have heard it is quite beautiful. What did you have in mind re design? Feel free to shoot me an email!

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