99designs Supports StartUP Britain After Being Dropped

San Francisco
31 Mar 2011

BUSINESS WIRE -- 99designs is giving away a free design contest every week in April to a UK small business and upgrading all UK design contests for free for the entire month. The campaign was launched to support StartUP Britain, an initiative to encourage small business growth across the United Kingdom. The move comes after StartUP Britain dropped 99designs from its site amid heavy pressure to support local design shops instead.

“99designs has helped thousands of small businesses and freelance designers across the United Kingdom – British designers make up the 5th largest segment of our design community,” said Matt Mickiewicz, Founder of 99designs. “We regret StartUP Britain’s decision to take down our link but appreciate that this seasoned group of successful entrepreneurs recognizes the tremendous value 99designs provides to small businesses and startups.”

Every design contest launched on 99designs in April by a business in the UK will automatically receive a free Power Pack upgrade (85 value) and be entered into a weekly drawing to have the total cost of their contest returned to them.

To take advantage of the campaign, a UK business must simply:

  1. Click on the following link: http://99designs.com/go/startupbritain
  2. Go to the 99designs website and launch a design contest between now and April 30th.
  3. Check your emails and our website to see if you have won!

For more information please visit: http://99designs.com/designer-blog/2011/03/30/startup-britain-99designs-love/

About 99designs

99designs is the #1 marketplace for small business graphic design. Its Ready-made logo store has over ten thousand 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 90,000 designers. 99designs has hosted over 70,000 design contests to date for brands such as TiVo and DISH Network. It sees a new design uploaded every 7 seconds and pays out over $900,000 to its design community each month.

For more information please visit: 99designs.com.

Jason Aiken