Announcing the winners of YoorallaTEE 2014!

Emma Maidment

The results are in, the judges have deliberated and we are super excited to announce the winners of YoorallaTEE 2014!

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This is the second time 99designs has joined up with Yooralla, Dangerfield and the Father Bob Maguire Foundation for a t-shirt competition, and once again it was a huge success! We received a whopping 1,436 designs from 358 designers around the world.

We asked participants to “redefine disability” by showing us how you can challenge the stereotypes and celebrate disabilities through design.

The top 10 finalists created designs that the judges determined best illustrate the theme. The talented winners will have their designs printed and sold on t-shirts in Dangerfield stores throughout Australia, and will be internationally online in July. In July, there will also be a display at the Fracture Gallery in Federation Square to show off the designs.

All winners will also receive a share of $7,000 in cash and prizes, including a $1,000 gift card to Dangerfield for the designer of the best-selling t-shirt. All of the proceeds from the t-shirt sales will go towards Yooralla and the Father Bob Maguire Foundation.

Without any further adieu, here are the winners:

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“My design was inspired by one of my favourite artists, who I consider to be one of the most influential and ground breaking artists of the 20th century; Frida Kahlo. Frida was a victim of a cart incident which caused paralysis for a great deal of her life. Frida never let her disability define her and her art only thrived. She is an inspiration to all. Don’t become your disability, love it for being only a minuscule part of you and thrive.”

Flash_fire

Flash_fire

“Rosie the Riveter was used as a tool of empowerment during World War II, so I thought she could be re-purposed to empower those with disabilities. She also looks pretty cool with a robot arm.”

iamcoop

iamcoop

“The design was inspired by the strength of people with a disability. I wanted to try and break the stereotype people often have.”

Jennifer Thy

Jennifer Thy

“My design was inspired by an old Grimm’s Fairytale called ‘The Girl Without Hands’. It is a story of a girl who with her persistence, courage and strengths, beats her grief and fear and finally triumphs.”

keira.s

keira s

“It is estimated that around 10% of Australians are affected by Dyslexia, a learning disability that makes reading and spelling extremely difficult and can impact a person’s ability to learn. The aim of my design was to make the viewer aware of famous people throughout history with dyslexia. I have a lot of loved ones in my life who are affected by mental disabilities and think it is important to spread awareness and promote acceptance and kindness.”

natasharbonilla

natasharbonilla

“What inspired me to do this design is to put a unique spin to the three wise monkeys. The non-verbal monkey’s hidden message is to be wise with your choice of words. The second monkey, don’t be blind to disabilities and the third monkey can’t hear and doesn’t have the best vision and is wise to not judge a book by its cover. You may not know that someone has a hidden disability.”

sefricodesign

sefricodesign

“My inspiration is a motorbike rider with a disability who can still have ride a Harley with a new technology that can help him to continue riding.”

weer

weer

“I have been inspired by the movie Forest Gump. It was an amazing movie that inspired everyone.”

Woodward Graphics

Woodward Graphics

“My design was inspired by the photograph “Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima” by Joe Rosenthal. I wanted my design to represent the many veterans with disability that have worked together to raise a crutch while having prosthetic limbs themselves.”

People’s choice winner: ++++BRTHR-ED++++

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Congratulations to all of the winners! We can’t wait to see your t-shirts in stores!

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Emma Maidment
Emma Maidment

Emma works in PR at 99designs' Melbourne office. Hailing from the beachside town of Newcastle NSW she is an ocean lover at heart. In her spare time you will find her outside chasing the sunshine.

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