99designs.com Slips Past Dropbox and Tumblr to
Take The People’s Voice Webby
99designs Voted #1 in Web Services & Applications
May 07, 2010 09:03 AM Eastern Daylight Time
SAN FRANCISCO--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--The global Web community has voted 99designs.com as
the Best Web Service & Application of the year in the Webby People’s Voice Awards. 99designs.com, the #1
marketplace for small business graphic design, passed Dropbox and Tumblr on the final day of voting to take the
“We hold Tumblr and Dropbox in extremely high regard. Like many millions of people around the world we use their
services and love them, so we were incredibly humbled when we heard the news that we’d won,” said Matt
Mickiewicz, Cofounder of 99designs.com.
To pull off the surprise upset, 99designs had to get the full support of its community at just the right time. The
company rallied its community in the final hours of voting, promising that it would celebrate a Webby win with the
entire 99designs team marching down a main street singing Queen’s We are the Champions and post it to YouTube
for all to see.
“To be honest I never thought we’d have to sing, it’s just one of those things we threw out there to keep it fun for
our community. They probably would have voted anyway, but perhaps a tiny part of their motivation was to see us
totally embarrass ourselves,” said Mark Harbottle, Cofounder of 99designs.com. “In any case we are extremely
grateful to our community and we now have a video to produce - the worst part is we can’t sing.”
99designs.com will be honored at a star-studded ceremony hosted by B.J. Novak of NBC’s “The Office” on June
14th in New York City. On June 15th, fans will be able to watch the ceremony, including 99designs’ five-word
speech, at the official Webby Awards YouTube Channel.
"The Webby Awards honors the very best of the Internet," said David-Michel Davies, executive director of The
Webby Awards. "99designs’ win is a testament to the skill, ingenuity, and vision o