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    crowdSPRING Wins Two 2010 W3 AWARDS by the International Academy of the Visual Arts

    Leading Crowdsourcing Site Earns Silver Award in “Shopping” and “Business Blog” Categories

    CHICAGO - 27-Oct-10 GMT-

    CHICAGO - (October 27, 2010) – crowdSPRING, the world’s largest online marketplace for crowdsourced graphic design and writing services, announced today that it has won two Silver Awards from the International Academy of the Visual Arts. The W3 Awards honor creative excellence on the web and selected crowdSPRING as the website of choice in both the Shopping and Business Blog categories.

    Receiving more than 3,000 entries, The W3 Awards recognizes outstanding websites, web marketing, web video and mobile apps created by some of the best interactive agencies, designers, and creators worldwide. The W3 awards is sanctioned and judged by the International Academy of the Visual Arts. It is an invitation-only body consisting of top-tier professionals from a "Who's Who" of acclaimed media, interactive, advertising and marketing firms.

    “We are pleased to be recognized as a top site that provides consumers with an excellent online shopping experience, solid business advice and one that excels at online support for our buyers and sellers, “ said Ross Kimbarovsky and Michael Samson, co-founders of crowdSPRING. “In an industry that relies on the crowd, we are honored that we have stood out because of our innovation.”

    About crowdSPRING crowdSPRING is an online marketplace for custom logo design, web design, graphic design, industrial design and writing services.  Entrepreneurs and small businesses simply post what they need, when they need it and how much they want to pay. Once posted, over 72,000 creatives from 170+ countries around the world submit an average of 110 options for the buyer to choose from until they find “the one.” crowdSPRING is a privately held company based in Chicago. For more information, visit http://www.crowdspring.com. To learn more about the world of small business, startups, design, marketing and business strategy, follow crowdSPRING’s blog, their Twitter stream or their Facebook page. .

    About the W3 Awards: The W³ Awards honors creative excellence on the Web, and recognizes the creative and marketing professionals behind award winning Websites, Web Video and Online Marketing programs. Simply put, the W³ is the first major Web competition to be accessible to the biggest agencies, the smallest firms, and everyone in between. Small firms are as likely to win as Fortune 500 companies and international agencies.

    The W3 Awards is sanctioned and judged by the International Academy of the Visual Arts, an invitation-only body consisting of top-tier professionals from a "Who's Who" of acclaimed media, advertising, and marketing firms. Please visit www.iavisarts.org for a full member list and additional information.

    For more information about the W³ Awards, please visit www.w3award.com, email The W³ Awards at info@w3award.com or call (606) 326-9326.

    About crowdSPRING

    crowdSPRING is an online marketplace for creative services. For buyers, crowdSPRING is a place to post a creative project, watch the world contribute ideas and choose the one they like. For creatives, crowdSPRING is a global stage for creativity where title and experience don't matter.

    crowdSPRING is a privately held company based in Chicago. For more information, visit www.crowdspring.com.

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