99nonprofits roundup: 2012 design contest showcase

As 2012 winds to a close, we’d like to take time to reflect on the amazing organizations we’ve had the privilege of working with this year through 99nonprofits. Since the program’s July 2012 launch, 99designs has connected with 24 not-for-profit groups, learned about their missions and witnessed the wonderful work they do for the communities they serve.

And we’re not done yet! Today we selected the first of 12 additional organizations to participate through 99nonprofits’ 12 Days of Design Giveaway! Each day from now through December 21st we’ll choose an organization to receive a free design contest of their choice. To kick off the initiative, we’re pleased to present you with the great designs some of our past 99nonprofits participants have received from our talented community of designers. Read on for some inspiration – and tell your nonprofit pals to apply for our 12 Days of Design Giveaway now!

Greenbelt Alliance T-shirt Design Contest (California, US)

Winning design by Sajjad Pazhayillath; you can view Greenbelt Alliance’s T-shirt design contest here.

Greenbelt Alliance aims to make the San Francisco Bay Area a better place to live by protecting the region’s greenbelt and improving the livability of its cities and towns through public policy development, advocacy and education.

SKIP Product Label Design Contest (El Pornevir, Peru)

Winning design by JackDuncan. You can view SKIP’s Product Label design contest here.

SKIP provides holistic support to children and their families living in El Porvenir, an impoverished district located on the outskirts of the city of Trujillo

Menlowe Ballet Facebook Cover Design Contest (California, US)

Winning design by Anmona; you can view Menlowe Ballet’s Social Media Page design contest here.

Menlowe Ballet performs imaginative and illuminating new works and provides  professional performing opportunities to students from the nationally recognized Menlo Park Academy of Dance.

The 1010 Project Web Page Design Contest (Denver, CO)

Winning design by danielevangarza; you can view The 1010 Project’s Web Page design contest here.

The 1010 Project partners business and community development orgnanizations to break the cycle of poverty in Kenya.

CASE for Refugees Flyer Design Contest (Perth, Australia)

Winning design by whiteroomideas. You can view CASE for Refugees’ Flyer design contest here.

CASE for Refugees provides free legal advice, representation and advocacy to refugees, humanitarian visa holders and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

FYSE Logo Design Contest (Hong Kong)

Winning design by ⒸⓇⒶⒻⓉⒾⒶ; you can view FYSE’s Logo design contest here.

Spark:Her, a new initiative by FYSE, inspires, empowers and accelerates high-potential women social entrepreneurs, and provides support to ensure women are fully empowered to be at the forefront of social change.

Cancer Council Victoria Flyer Design Contest (Victoria, Australia)

Winning design by emig; you can view Cancer Council Victoria’s Flyer contest here

Cancer Council Australia advises the Australian government and other bodies on practices and policies to help prevent, detect and treat cancer, and advocates for the rights of cancer patients for best treatment and supportive care.

Voice of Warriors Logo Design Contest (Michigan, US)

Winning design by CJ dw. You can view Voice of Warriors’ Logo design contest here.

Voice of Warriors helps veterans and their families connect with a wide spectrum of mental health and other resources at a local and national level.

RACE – Run Against Cancer Events Logo Design Contest (Boston, MA)

Winning design by dvc. You can view RACE’s Logo design contest here.

RACE coordinates running, cycling and other sporting events to help raise funds and awareness for charitable organizations and hosted a 5K run on Thanksgiving Day. All proceeds went to benefit a food kitchen and cancer charity.

2RPH – Radio for the Print Handicapped Postcard Design Contest (Sydney, Australia)

Winning design by Gerhard141. You can view 2RPH’s Postcard design contest here.

2RPH, an Australian radio-reading service for people who cannot see, physically handle, or understand printed material, has been broadcasting for more than 20 years.

I Am Worth More T-Shirt Design Contest (New York, USA)

Winning design by Dela0987. You can view I Am Worth More’s T-shirt design contest here.

Bronx-based I Am Worth More aims to counter the negative effects society, the media and the entertainment industry have on today’s youth.

Carpets for Communities; Logo Design Contest (Poipet, Cambodia)

Winning design by Ericksly. You can view Carpets for Communities’ Logo design contest here.

Carpets for Communities creates sustainable solutions to end poverty in a unique way. The organization teaches women in Cambodia how to weave hand-made rugs to earn money to support their families and children’s education and teaches other long-term solutions for breaking the cycle of poverty in their communities.

Hearing and Speech Center of Northern California Brochure Design Contest (California, USA)

Winning design by Arttero. You can view the Hearing and Speech Center of Northern California’s Brochure design contest here.

The Hearing and Speech Center of Northern California offers professional support services to the hearing-impaired and those with communication challenges through audiology, counseling, speech and language therapy, and education.

Musikverein Bermatingen Logo Design Contest (Bermatingen,Germany)

Winning design by smoothline. You can view Bermatingen Musikverein’s Logo design contest here.

Since 1821, Bermatingen Musikverein has fostered a love for music by sponsoring gatherings in rural Germany to give youth the opportunity to perform and hone their musical abilities.

Stay tuned to see the results of the 99nonprofits contests we currently have underway, and check our 12 Days of Design blog post each day from now through December 21st as we announce our latest 12 Days of Design participants!

Tim is a Support Team Member in 99designs' San Francisco office and serves as the coordinator for 99nonprofits. He hails from the fair state of Wisconsin and has called the City by the Bay home for the past five years. In his spare time, he is an avid reader and architecture and design enthusiast. You might also spot him wandering through San Francisco's amazing parks, having a pint with friends, or sampling the fantastic food and fare the City has to offer.


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    Thank you for a beautiful site

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