Noodle, a site dedicated to helping students find the perfect fit for college (and all sorts of other classes like kindergarten, yoga, summer,...), is offering up to $10,000 to the members of Prova.fm to create an ad campaign. All you need for a chance at up to $10k is a clever photo & a matching caption. You do NOT need to take any photos yourself. Simply find one on the internet, in your photo files, a friends' camera, or any resource that allows you to use their photo. Then add a clever caption & upload it.
Every winning design will be paid $100, & up to 100 winning entries will be chosen. The only requirement, is each photo must have the ability to purchase rights for reuse by Noodle. Noodle will pay for those rights, so you'll pocket the full $100. Get started adding photos & tell your creative friends about this contest. Here's an example of one of their designs. They have several more examples on Noodle's ad design contest page.
Start browsing istockphoto, getty images, & other online photo resources & upload their comp images along with your caption for your chance at as many $100 prizes as you want. Visit Noodle's project page for full details & more examples.
A great organization in Hawai'i has recently selected the winning design in their second successful logo design competition. They received several options to choose from (79 to be precise), & decided on a monochromatic design by Muxa. They said there were several great designs to chose from which caused them to take extra time to decide on the best one for their brand.
Prova recently learned a little more about one of our great designers, Fred Michael. Fred's a 31 year old designer living in Montreal Canada. He's been designing for the past 10 years. Fred started his journey with Macromedia products, & has continued using them despite Adobe's buyout of the company.
I know most of the actual designers use Illustrator and Photoshop...but I am more a Fireworks guy. I love it with a passion. I've always thought Photoshop was not user friendly enough! But Vectors are definitely what you need in the Graphic Design World.
Fred loves Prova because it's like a constant challenge that pushes him to create better designs. He's pitched several great designs to clients already, & we're glad he's a part of what makes Prova great: the designers.
Fmgraphics stands for Fred Michel Graphics. You can find his company on the web at www.fm-graphics.com, or view his portfolio at Prova.fm.