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Designing for Good: Still time to apply for a $5000 design grant!


Designing for Good: Still time to apply for a $5000 design grant!

Got a great idea for how you could help your favorite non-profit get the word out about their mission, if only you had $5,000 to spare?

Well, you’re in luck. Send us a 90-second video of what you’d do to help them and you could win a $5,000 grant through Aquent and Vitamin T’s Designing for Good program. In its second year, our program was built to give back to the community, leveraging the creative and marketing chops of our incredible talent and funded by us.

We believe design can change the world and are proud of the work our talent do every single day to further the causes of our amazing client partners. While we enjoy solving business problems for companies, we know that our talent have passions and causes that we can help them support.

But don’t delay!

Deadline for consideration is December 5, 2017.

Applying is simple. Just make a short video (90 seconds or less!) explaining your idea and telling us a little bit about what makes the charity you’re supporting so special. Then upload to our site and you’re entered!

Our illustrious team of judges will review all submissions and select 5 winners. Videos will be judged on the design idea’s impact, creativity, and feasibility. A high-quality video helps too—think high resolution, good lighting, and an uncluttered background. Try not to distract from your message! Winners will be announced in January.

Need inspiration? Our 2017 winners did some really meaningful work, including: 
 Micah, who created graphics and illustrations for the New American Story Project, raising awareness to the challenges faced by unaccompanied minors immigrating to the United States. 
 Shelby, who created marketing materials, fundraising collateral, and made website improvements so that Understanding Our Differences could raise money to support their disability awareness curriculum. 
 Melissa, who helped the North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence with UX website improvements, designed to make their site more user-friendly and less triggering for survivors. 
 Kathryn, who mentored at-risk youth in graphic design in partnership with Give a Beat, a nonprofit that uses dance music to engage young people coming out of the juvenile justice system.

The grant program is open to any and all creatives with a project in mind and a non-profit support. But remember—entries must be received by December 5, 2017.

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