99designs.com Raises $6,000 for Gulf Oil Spill Relief Auctioning its Webby Award Speech

San Francisco
13 Jun 2010

BUSINESS WIRE -- 99designs.com has raised $6,000 for The Gulf Restoration Network by auctioning off its 5-word Webby Award acceptance speech to the highest bidder. Fotolia placed the winning bid for the speech that will be presented on stage at the Webby Award Gala in New York City on Monday, June 14th.

“Auctioning off their Webby Award acceptance speech was an ingenious way for 99designs to raise donations for the Gulf Oil disaster relief fund,” says Fotolia founder and CEO Oleg Tscheltzoff. “Fotolia is honored to be able to contribute to this creative relief effort approach. Collectively, we can all make a difference and rectify this terrible tragedy.”

“On behalf of the entire 99designs team we want to thank Fotolia for making the auction a success,” said Mark Harbottle, Founder of 99designs.com. “We’re really happy we were able to leverage a small moment in the spotlight to lend a helping hand in a time of great need for the Gulf of Mexico.”

About 99designs.com

99designs is the #1 marketplace for small business graphic design. Its Ready-made logo store has thousands of high quality logos available for customization and sale right off the shelf for $99, while its Design Contest Marketplace enables businesses to quickly and inexpensively source custom logo design, web design, business cards or any other graphic design work by launching design projects to a global community of over 200,000 members. 99designs.com sees a new design uploaded every 7 seconds and pays out over $600,000 to its design community every month.

For more information please visit: 99designs.com.

About Fotolia

Freedom to download over 9,000,000 royalty-free photos, vectors, and videos is found on Fotolia. With an unbeatable commitment to quality and affordability, high-resolution images on Fotolia start at less than $1.

Fotolia revolutionized the industry in 2007 by becoming the first online image provider to bring together micro and agency stock with the addition of the Infinite Collection. Today, Fotolia is proudly represented in 12 countries and offers service in 10 languages.

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Jason Aiken