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					99designs.com Up Against Dropbox and Tumblr
for the Best Web Services & Applications in the
14th Annual Webby Awards
Fans can vote to help 99designs win Internet’s top honor

April 14, 2010 09:03 AM Eastern Daylight Time  

SAN FRANCISCO--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--99designs.com, the #1 marketplace small business graphic
design, today announced it has been nominated for the best Web Services & Applications in the 14th Annual
Webby Awards.

Hailed as the "Internet's highest honor" by the New York Times, The Webby Awards is the leading international
award honoring excellence on the Internet.

99designs.com enables businesses to quickly and cost effectively source custom graphic design work without the
risk while at the same time creates the opportunity for designers to showcase their talents on a level playing field. Its
Ready-made logo store has thousands of high quality logos available for customization and sale right off the shelf for
$99, and its Design Contest Marketplace allows businesses to source custom designed logos, websites, business
cards or any other graphic design work by launching open design projects to a global community of over 65,000
designers.

99designs.com has completed over 41,000 projects to date for clients ranging from New York Times best selling
authors and Fortune 500 companies to thousands of small businesses and organizations across the globe. It sees a
new design uploaded every 7 seconds and pays out over $600,000 to its design community every month.

"Nominees like 99designs.com are setting the standard for innovation and creativity on the Internet," said David-
Michel Davies, executive director of the Webby Awards. "It is an incredible achievement to be selected among the
best from the nearly 10,000 entries we received this year."

“It’s truly an honor to be nominated for the web’s most prestigious award,” said Mark Harbottle, founder of
99designs.com. “99designs has created opportunities for tens of thousands of designers all over the world and has
helped break down the barriers of getting custom graphic design work for small businesses. I am extremely proud of
the success we have enjoyed and this nomination is a testament to the excellence and hard work of the entire team
who have built 99designs from the ground up.” 

As a nominee, 99designs.com is also eligible to win a Webby People's Voice Award, which is voted online by the
global Web community. From now until April 29th, fans of 99designs.com can cast their votes in The Webby
People's Voice Awards at http://bit.ly/c4Trmy.

Winners will be announced on May 4th, 2010 and honored at a star-studded ceremony in New York City on June
14th where they will have an opportunity to deliver one of The Webby Awards’ famous five-word speeches. Past
Webby Award winners - and their speeches - include Al Gore ("Please don't recount this vote."), Stephen Colbert
("Me. Me. Me. Me. Me."), and Michel Gondry ("Keyboards are full of germs.").

The Webby Awards is presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, a 650-person judging
academy whose members include Internet co-inventor Vinton Cerf, R/GA's Chief Bob Greenberg, "Simpson's"
creator Matt Groening, Arianna Huffington, and Harvey Weinstein.

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 180,000 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 The Webby Awards

Hailed as the "Internet's highest honor" by the New York Times, The Webby Awards is the leading international
award honoring excellence on the Internet, including Websites, interactive advertising, online film and video, and
mobile web sites. Established in 1996, the 13th Annual Webby Awards received nearly 10,000 entries from all 50
states and over 60 countries worldwide. The Webby Awards is presented by The International Academy of Digital
Arts and Sciences. Sponsors and Partners of The Webby Awards include: Microsoft Expression; Aol; YouTube;
Pepsi; Aquent; Yahoo!; Tribal DDB Worldwide; East Media; IDG; PricewaterhouseCoopers; 2advanced.Net;
KobeMail; Museum of the Moving Image; Behance; Business Insider and Time Out New York.

Contacts
99designs.com
Jason Aiken, 415-577-9360
Jason@99designs.com

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